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Microsoft is engaged in talks with mobile operators on how to bundle its Windows brands through deals including mobile broadband services and phones.

Windows XP is now used in many netbooks and Microsoft hopes to build on this by making Windows 7 available in laptop broadband bundles.

Neil Holloway, Microsoft International's vice-president for business strategy, was speaking to ZDNet at Microsoft's Growth and Innovation Day in Brussels.

He said: "Microsoft is working with telcos as a specific channel.

"The way that Carphone Warehouse bundles phones, PCs and laptops is phenomenal. We will do something slightly similar, and make some offer which includes Windows 7 and Windows Live."

O2 recently launched a range of laptop mobile broadband deals, offering the Samsung NC10 and Samsung R510 to those signing up for 24-month deals.

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