Analyst Report: Mobile OSes Are No Longer Just About Mobile


Word leaked out last week that Microsoft will streamline its mobile OS and deliver three chassis designs with its upcoming Windows Phone 7 — the first of which will also address the suddenly hot tablet segment. It’s just the latest sign that operating systems currently targeted at handsets are about to go cross-platform, and maybe in a big way. That could lead to very important opportunities for a lot of existing players in the mobile value chain, from hardware manufacturers to app developers to venture capitalists.

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