InfoWorld: Microsoft, Flextronics team for mobile platform: "'Mobile phones will be what PCs were in the 1990s - the new platform,' said David Passmore, research director for the Burton Group.
'This move is for more than phones,' Passmore said. 'A lot more devices will migrate into what we now think of as a phone. All the things you now can do on a networked PC will do on phone. You need a nice software platform, and Microsoft has to catch up on the action. Microsoft has to have a solution they can offer to mobile operators. They've got to have hardware as well as software.'"