September 26th, 2009, 17:19 PM
Ballmer: We 'screwed up with Windows Mobile'
It's becoming obvious that Microsoft Corp. officials, including CEO Steve Ballmer, wish Windows Mobile were a better mobile operating system.
Attendees of Microsoft's Venture Capital Summit reported via Twitter today that Ballmer said Microsoft "screwed up with Windows Mobile" and changed the Windows Mobile team recently to try to recoup losses. Journalists were not attending.
Venture capitalist Paul Jozefak's tweet from the event said that Ballmer wished Windows Mobile 7 had already launched, even as Windows Mobile 6.5 has not yet launched.
Version 6.5 is due out in October while version 7 is due next year, Ballmer and others have said.
Another tweet, from beninato, reported Ballmer said at the event that new talent is on the Windows Mobile team and vowed, "this won't happen again."
Full story: Computerworld