Microsoft Is Dumping 'Billions' Of Dollars Into Windows Phone 7

Microsoft seems to be investing quite a bit of cash into the Windows Phone 7 project. In fact, based on what TechCrunch is hearing, they're sinking billions of dollars into the first year for marketing and development.

That number is particularly huge when compared to the $US100 million which Jonathan Goldberg, a telecommunications analyst at Deutsche Bank, estimates"that Verizon, Motorola and Google collectively spent on marketing helped turn the Droid line of phones into a serious stable of competitors against the iPhone."

Microsoft has a lot riding on this project, so let's hope all the spending works out well for it. [TechCrunch]

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