Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> ____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 07 March 2009 18:32 : \____
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx belched out
>> this bit o' wisdom:
>>> Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was told today that the appeal of the
>>> iPhone and other consumer devices has made it more difficult for chief
>>> information officers at large public agencies to continue justifying
>>> the use of Windows Mobile phones in their organizations. In response,
>>> he acknowledged there are "opportunities for us to accelerate our
>>> execution in this area."
>> I'd sure like to accelerate their execution :-D
>>> [Question for Ballmer:]
>>> "With platforms like the Google phone and iPhone coming out, it's
>>> really tough to continue to stand behind Windows Mobile when our
>>> employees are bringing these consumer devices into our environments.
>>> And in your presentation you put Windows Mobile right in the center
>>> there, but it was a phone that doesn't work in America and an
>>> operating system that you haven't released. I'm wondering what your
>>> commitment is to continuing to get newer versions of the operating
>>> system in our hands so that we don't have to fight this battle on the
>> "We have a significant release coming this year. Not the full release we
>> wanted to have this year but we have a significant release coming this
>> year with Windows Mobile 6.5. I think that would look a lot like the
>> phone that I showed that was in the slide, but very good catch, very
>> impressed. (Laughter.) He was right on both scores, very good."
>> Translation: "Shit. Couldn't fool you."
> Linux is eating up rivals in this area.
> What Ballmer meant to say was "Microsoft needs to make faster lawsuits against
> Linux Mobile."
> Steve McBallride should just call it a day and close shop.
> There is no sustainable business or product that can keep Microsoft with money
> in the bank. Expect more cutbacks.
|_|0|_| Marti T. van Lin