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

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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:
>> <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>
>    "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.

- -- 
                ~~ 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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