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Steve Ballmer appoints a new Windows Phone division head

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 13 Dec 2011 1:34 User comments (3)

Steve Ballmer appoints a new Windows Phone division head Despite committing a huge amount of money and lining up big name partners to produce high profile handsets, Microsoft has been unable to turn Windows Phone into a serious competitor.
CEO Steve Ballmer has largely downplayed the platforms poor sales as normal growing pains, but it appears he's not as confident as his public demeanor would suggest.

Yesterday The Seattle Times reported a shakeup within the company as Terry Myerson was promoted to head the Windows Phone division, replacing Andy Lees.

It's not clear if Lees is getting a demotion since Ballmer sent out a somewhat cryptic internal memo stating he would be in "a new role working for me on a time-critical opportunity focused on driving maximum impact in 2012 with Windows Phone and Windows 8."

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3 user comments

113.12.2011 15:53

he could appoint the Pope to this division and MS still won't have a hope and a prayer at competing with Apple or Android. MS should seriously bite the bullet and pack it up.

213.12.2011 16:03

Originally posted by hearme0:
he could appoint the Pope to this division and MS still won't have a hope and a prayer at competing with Apple or Android. MS should seriously bite the bullet and pack it up.
Windows phone wasn't that bad for when I tried it out. Very responsive and quick. All it needs is more apps and maybe a microsoft flagship phone. No one ever though Apple would be dethroned in market share but it happened. Who knows maybe 5 years from now windows phone could dethrone Android.

313.12.2011 21:53

Microsoft market share has been climbing...slow , but still increasing. About six months ago I would agree with you, but I'm not so sure now.

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