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Re: Ballmer: Microsoft needs to make faster Windows Mobile advances

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:
>>> <Quote>
>>> 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
>>> ground."
>>> </Quote>
> http://www.techflash.com/Ballmer_Microsoft_needs_to_make_faster_Windows_Mobile_advances.html
>>    "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.
  ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^

LOL :-)

> There is no sustainable business or product that can keep Microsoft with money
> in the bank. Expect more cutbacks.

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