Analyst Report: Mobile OSes Are No Longer Just About Mobile

Analysis

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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