Ballmer sees wireless as essential for Microsoft, has no auction plans

10/24/2007 | Yahoo! · Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Wireless will play a crucial role in Microsoft's software-plus-services strategy, said company CEO Steve Ballmer during his keynote address at CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2007®. Microsoft, however, will not bid in next year's wireless-spectrum auction because it does not fit into the company's strategy, Ballmer said. Instead, the company plans to focus on selling software to mobile-handset makers.

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