Today in Mobile

We’re already up to our ears in coverage of iPhone 5 sales, so I’ll use this space to direct your attention to a provocative piece at Seeking Alpha that slams Microsoft’s recent mobile efforts. The post, which was written by Saibus Research (whom I am not familiar with), claims (among other things) that Microsoft has made a crucial error by launching Windows Phone 8 six weeks after Apple’s latest iPhone hit the market. That’s a huge factor, to be sure, and it will absolutely hurt sales of Windows Phone 8 handsets out of the gate. But Windows Mobile has immense support by some of the industry’s biggest (and wealthiest) players, and I think its long-term prospects are still OK.