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March 14 [Thu], 2013, 7:08
Microsoft CEO Steve BallmerIf it looks as though(005930) isnt putting that much effort into selling -based devices, that might be because it isnt. , a new research note fromDetwiler Fenton analyst Jeff Johnston contends that there is no evidence that Samsung has any interest in seeing the Windows Phone platform succeed, and that the company is simply biding its time until it can .

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Johnston further notes that Samsungs Windows Phone roadmap is limited to a small number of smartphones, none of which appear to be all that exciting, and that the company has given no indication that it willto help boost lackluster sales of itsbased on Windows Phone 8.

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Having a successful Windows Phone 8 platform only means it will have another mobile platform (backed by deep pockets) to compete with, Johnston writes. Samsung has a long way to go before we can take Tizen seriously however one thing seems certain, it is going to keep its foot on MSFTs throat as it pours money into Tizen.

While Johnstons assessment may seem a bit harsh, its no secret that Samsung has not been a big booster of Microsofts newest Windows operating systems. The company recently announced that it would , andJun Dong-soo, the head of Samsungsmemory chip business, saidand had failed to reignite demand for personal computers.

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