“Microsoft will only ship as many Windows Phone units by 2017 as Apple will ship in 2012.”
HAHAHA! Despite spending hundreds of $millions on advertising and promotion with OEMs and retailers, M$ will be in the third spot for smart phones for the forseeable future. This is why I see them as just another player in desktop/notebook PCs sooner or later as well. Without monopoly, they have no leverage to domination of the market. Monopoly ended this year with the advent of huge numbers of alternative computing devices not running M$’s OS.