Microsoft makes deal with Qualcomm

Posted on Sunday, May 07 2006 @ 08:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
EE Times writes Microsoft has made a deal with Qualcomm to put Microsoft's mobile operating system on Qualcomm's CDMA chipsets.
The deal could help to raise Microsoft's profile in the smartphone world. The firm already has its mobile code in a number of phones, such as the Palm Inc. 700w Treo and the upcoming Q from Motorola Inc.

In general, however, the software giant just doesn't have the footprint of a vendor like Nokia Corp., which has a 76 percent market share in Europe and beyond, according to the latest report from Canalys.com Ltd.

Research In Motion Ltd. is the the top ranked vendor in the U.S.


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