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Jason Dunn
12-05-2003, 08:11 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.americasnetwork.com/americasnetwork/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=78148' target='_blank'>http://www.americasnetwork.com/americasnetwork/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=78148</a><br /><br /></div>"Asia's fast-growing mobile phone makers are embracing Microsoft Corp's new software for sophisticated handsets, boosting the U.S. company's efforts to expand beyond its hegemony in the computer industry. The entry of Taiwan's electronics makers into the market for "smartphones," which offer sophisticated email, Internet and music and video functions, promises the software giant further support in its battle against UK-based rival Symbian and PalmSource Inc of the United States. The three companies' operating systems are scrambling for a bigger slice of a market that Microsoft estimates could account for two out of every five phones sold in 2005..."