Nokia Plan B led me to “In memoriam: Microsoft’s previous strategic mobile partners“. This got me thinking: can anyone name a company which fits the following criteria?
- Announced a major partnership with Microsoft
- Took all or most of the actions or joint actions specified in the initial press release
- Produced benefits to long-term shareholders as a result
Or to put it another way: can anyone name a Microsoft partnership which turned out to be a good thing for the company concerned? (This is not a rhetorical question; I am not implying there have never been any.)
“Partnership” means working together on products, not just reselling Windows.