The folks at Microsoft's Windows Phone unit may not publicly admit it, but they're likely jumping for joy today.
That's because Windows Phone's closest competitor, BlackBerry, has essentially throw in the towel. The company on Monday said it had agreed on a $4.7 billion deal that would take it private, while continuing its shift away from the consumer smartphone market.
"Today's news will speed up this move away from BlackBerry as no one will think they will get any support," said Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi. "Windows Phone is well positioned to … Read more