Microsoft has a loooong history of partnering with companies only to undercut them..IBM and OS/2(which MS morphed into NT, then 2k, XP, Vista, Windows 7, *..etc etc etc) Novell(which they used to develop Active Directory then cut the legs form under Novell).etc etc. I found it interesting that a former Microsoft exec went to head Nokia and right after that Nokia is not only dumping Symbian but nearly totally shutting down it’s own R&D to bet the farm totally on Microsoft. MS phone systems haven’t been market leaders..they’ve been followers and WP7 is no different. If part 2 of this article is correct MS just bought their way into being able to make their own hardware. If that’s correct Nokia’s market domination days are over.