Microsoft Looks to Windows 10 for a Jolt in the Mobile Realm

This July 3, 2014 photo shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft on Thursday, July 17, 2014 announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren)
Microsoft Chief Executive, Satya Nadella.  (Bhupinder Nayyar/Flickr/Creative Commons)
Microsoft Chief Executive, Satya Nadella. (Bhupinder Nayyar/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Nick Wingfield, THE NEW YORK TIMES

SEATTLE (The New York Times)—Optimism is a renewable resource at Microsoft.

In 2011, the company, in a belated attempt to catch up with Apple and Google in the smartphone world, announced a partnership with Nokia, the Finnish device maker. “There are other mobile ecosystems,” Nokia and Microsoft executives said in a joint letter at the time. “We will disrupt them.”

Last year, with sales flagging, Microsoft bought Nokia’s handset business for more than $7 billion, aiming to spur better results by more tightly coupling hardware and software.

 

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