Russell Buckley posted this morning a well structured and insightful post on Microsoft and its diminishing influence as a player in the mobile OS space.
Dean Bubley - infamous in Forum Oxford circles for debunking mobile hype at every valid opportunity - weighed in with a good argument as to why Microsoft really doesn't care.
I tried to find the middle ground between them. I think Microsoft should care but needs to find a battlefield where it can fight on its own terms rather than that of others. I really do not know whether the eeePC market has a chance of being a major play in mobile but its best chance is if Microsoft tries to use it tactically. I think this is Microsoft's best chance too.
Read the comments stream to see the flow.