BARCELONA (TheStreet) -- First it was the snub by Apple (AAPL). Now Intel's best friend, Microsoft (MSFT), has shifted its storied allegiance, opting to use Qualcomm's (QCOM) chip for its new Windows Phone 7 smartphones.Microsoft's big announcement at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona Monday was bad news for Intel. Microsoft's list of mobile phone tech partners include AT&T ( T), Deutsche Telekom ( DT), Verizon ( VZ), Sprint ( S), Vodafone ( VOD), Dell ( DELL), HTC, Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ), Samsung and Qualcomm. Intel wasn't mentioned.
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