The software giant jumps on the cell phone market, announcing a joint venture with Ericsson and a phone browser.
"Mobile Internet access and services are crucial for realizing Microsoft's vision of empowering knowledge
workers and consumers."
- Steve Ballmer, Microsoft
president, in a statement.
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Ericsson deal only tip of the wireless iceberg
Microsoft's alliance with Ericsson provides one of the first snapshots of how the wireless Internet industry will develop,
but the partnerships in this malleable market are far from set in stone.
Microsoft alliances need more than cash
The software company has had decidedly mixed results in its many attempts to become a player in the rapidly evolving communications market.
Ericsson, Microsoft create wireless Net company
The Swedish telecom firm and the U.S. software giant announce a joint venture to develop products that provide
fast access to information anytime and anywhere from any device.
Microsoft jumps on Net cell phone surge
In a move to tap into cellular devices' growing importance as a way to access the Web, the firm unveils Microsoft Mobile Explorer software intended to power Net-linked phones.
Wireless companies catch Wall Street's attention
Shares in Nokia and Psion slide after rival Ericsson announces a strategic mobile and Internet partnership with Microsoft.