mobile operating system

Windows Phone 7: CPR for Microsoft's Mobile Efforts

Microsoft unveiled on Monday its initial lineup of smartphones that will use the mobile OS. Analysts seem impressed, but they warn that the software giant has a huge task ahead to lure consumers away from Apple iPhones and Google Android-powered handsets.

Goldman: Here's What Microsoft Needs to Change

The investment firm wants to see Steve Ballmer & Co. jack up the dividend beyond the recent 23% increase, design a coherent consumer strategy and exhibit leadership when it comes to cloud computing. The coming launch of Windows Phone 7 will be a key indicator of Microsoft's prospects.