NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apple ( AAPL) and Microsoft ( MSFT) have both had recent stellar smartphone moments, with Apple releasing an iPhone OS 4 update last week and Microsoft unveiling its two Kin phones yesterday. (The Kin One is pictured below.)
Reaching a deal with Nokia could help Apple's case in a similar dispute with Qualcomm, while Nokia benefits more directly.
It's hoping fast food-style phone menu boards will draw shoppers into stores.
Wall Street analysts are generally not too quick to aggressively slam a company in print, but it seems Trey Chowdhry at Global Equities didn't get the memo.