Look, I'm not going to post anything else about the Microsoft-Vodafone collaboration on 'open' mobile web services standards (they are setting up workshops in London that are open to all comers to work on this). There are too man articles about it, and they all miss the point.
Suffice it to say that whatever they make, it won't be open - if they make anything at all. There is a huge conflict of incentives between the two of them, making it unlikely that this partnership will work.
You know what kind of strategy this is: what Miyamoto Musashi called 'Moving Shadows' - drawing your opponent out with a decoy, a moving shadow, in order to force him to reveal his
strategy - after which you can move in for the kill.