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Microsoft made a mistake with its mobile strategy, says Bill Gates

Ian Paul | Feb. 20, 2013
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates admits that the company's late start with smartphones cost it the chance to be a market leader in the mobile realm.

There's little doubt that Microsoft has made mistakes in its cellphone strategy over the past five years, but so has BlackBerry, Hewlett-Packard, and the now defunct Palm. The good news for Microsoft is the future is looking a little bit brighter for Windows Phone, and the best days could be yet to come if the company's cross-platform vision for Windows bears fruit.


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