Ballmer Promises Faster Windows Mobile Development
Under pressure from popular phones from Apple and Research In Motion, Microsoft hopes it has put in place changes that will help it meet that mobile competition faster, said CEO Steve Ballmer on Wednesday.
“There are opportunities for us to accelerate our execution in this area,” he said. “We’ve done a lot of work to make sure we have a team that will be able to accelerate it.”
Microsoft, which recently said that a Windows Mobile software update will come later this year, has been criticized for failing to improve its platform to better compete with the iPhone and other new touch screen phones.
Ballmer responded to a wide range of questions during the CIO Summit Wednesday, an annual event hosted by Microsoft for government and education sector IT workers. His comments about Windows Mobile were in response to questions from an IT administrator from NASA who challenged Ballmer to offer advice on how to deal with workers who bring consumer devices like the Android G1 and the iPhone into the work place.
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