Nokia, Microsoft and the quest for ecosystems

The smartphone market just isn't what it used to be, and amid the flurry of product launches at the Mobile World Congress new battle lines are being drawn.

The Mobile World Congress is up and running and amid the flurry of product launches there’s a clear theme emerging: the smartphone market just isn’t what it used to be, and to make money you have to dig a lot deeper.

That means cutting some old ties, making some new connections and, in Samsung's case, trying to breathe fresh life into a system that has lain dormant for too long.

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