Microsoft like to make money period.
BTW don't confuse that with me being a MS fan, I am not. Its a solution I am stuck with.
Aside from that, you guys don't get it. but thats ok.
You have to watch what microsoft is doing in the back field to see where things are going. I fully expect them to nearly give away windows phone 7. they want a slice of the apple app store market.
this will essentially leave phone makers with 2 choices. Lots of support and coding cost for andriod " which is not free and is likely eating into the bottom line" or dropping andriod for a full featured ready to go OS that Ms handles the tech support and customer care on.
Mind you MS already has facilitys and man power to tackle this issue.
Ask your self this. Is it cost effective.
The answer isn't likely what you expect and that will be the determing factor in OEM adoption of windows phone 7.
that and ceo/cfo's choosing to reduce IT spending by having better integration.
I'd like to see a much more diverse economy in the operating system arena, but linux just isn't getting it done anywhere but servers" supercomputers don't really count, not enough of them to matter"
so its all about cost effectiveness.
wave goodbye to meego and andriod.