Friday Poll: Will Microsoft finally conquer mobile?

With Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Surface tablets on the way, has Microsoft hit on a recipe for success in the elusive mobile space?

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Windows is about to become a lot more portable. Microsoft hopes that its new mobile moves will also make it a lot more popular for buyers shopping for smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft has dabbled in both the phone and tablet worlds, but without the resounding sales success Apple and Android have achieved.

Now that Windows Phone 8 is due in the fall and Surface tablets are in the pipeline, it looks like Microsoft is going all in with the mobilization of Windows.

Both Windows Phone 8 and Surface will tie in strongly with the company's still-popular desktop OS, perhaps giving it a leg up among long-time Windows users.

Windows future in mobile is still up in the air until the actual products splash down and customers vote with their dollars.

There are several ways this could go. It could go the way of the ghosts of Windows tablets past. It could take off like an Android rocket. It could tread water fighting for market share.

It's time for you to weigh in on Microsoft's mobile future. Considering the upcoming Windows Phone 8 release and Surface tablets, will Microsoft finally conquer mobile? Vote in our poll and tell us why in the comments.