re: Watch For Microsoft To Acquire Nokia, Nvidia
It's an interesting idea, but Microsoft doesn't have a great record with hardware design (Zune, anyone?). Just because Apple builds its own devices doesn't mean everyone can do it as well as Apple. Would Microsoft be able to build a phone that looks pretty much like a Samsung or another third party manufacturer? Probably, but then it would be yet another me-too device. Also, I don't buy the notion that Microsoft can't thrive as a software vendor. Google Docs and spreadsheet are fine for quick-and-dirty tasks, but for sustained work I prefer the Office suite and I'm willing to pay for it.