Microsoft has said it will not participate in the upcoming wireless spectrum auction, because it wouldn’t help their business model, which is to create and sell software to handset makers. [Reuters]

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  1. no.no.notorious says:

    what? give the consumer what they want to make their lives easier? AS IF!

  2. fuzzycuffs says:

    @no.no.notorious: Huh?

    How does the consumer want Microsoft to own a piece of a wireless spectrum?

  3. Jaysyn was banned for: http://consumerist.com/5032912/the-subprime-meltdown-will-be-nothing-compared-to-the-prime-meltdown#c7042646 says:

    Why is this news?

  4. nursetim says:

    Slow news day? Makes sense that MS wants to stay in the software business, since they don’t have the best track record for hardware( XBox RROD, Zune).

  5. fuzzycuffs says:

    @nursetim: They make some great hardware. Keyboards/mice, the 360 controller, my 360 (which is 2+ years old and still working great). I dunno, they’re just not in the phone hardware business. Lots of partners in that space, making Windows Mobile for handset makers like HTC, Samsung, etc. No reason to get into the market and make their own handsets.