Re: So Micrsosoft will not be leveraging Nokia's imaging expertise
The problem is that post Gates there is no Microsoft, there are lots of battling chieftains.
Mobile is under the X-box group so it had better do something for x-box sales this quarter.
It will lose money for a while so it needs subsidy, the only group that makes money is Office so a phone has to convince the Office bosses that it will make money for them in the long run.
Imagine where the iPhone would be if every initial iPhone sale had cost the boss of the iPod division some of his bonus? And that same iPod boss had been in charge of allowing iPhone onto the iTunes store!