Earlier today we reported that Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, express his optimism at how despite the Windows Phone market share being so low, he actually views it as an opportunity, but it seems that despite his optimism, he admits that he wish more could have been done. Speaking at Microsoft’s 2013 Financial Analyst Meeting, Ballmer admitted that he wished that he had deployed more talent to the Windows Mobile platform back in the day.
According to Ballmer, “If there’s one thing I guess you would say I regret, I regret that there was a period in the early 2000s when we were so focused on what we had to do around Windows that we weren’t able to redeploy talent to the new device called the phone. That is the thing I regret the most. The time we missed is the time we were working on what became Vista and I wish we had resources slightly differently deployed. It would have been better for Windows and our success in other form factors.”
Back then smartphones weren’t exactly mainstream yet, but we can only imagine how the landscape would look today had Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform had become the market leader and the standard that smartphone manufacturers would look up to. What do you guys think? Did you like the Windows Mobile platform? Or do you prefer Windows Phone?RELATED