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____/ 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
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.
~~ Best of wishes
Microsoft loves competition.
"I’m thinking of hitting the OEMs harder than in the past with anti-Linux. ...
they should do a delicate dance"
--Joachim Kempin, Microsoft OEM Chief
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