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Bill Gates does NOT say WP is a mistake; reflects solely on strategy

| February 19, 2013 | 159 Replies

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Something I dislike is people bending the truth to suit their cause. Today there has been a story going around that Bill Gates said Windows Phone was a mistake. The wording of the interview was actually that Microsoft “didn’t get out early”, in terms of bringing a mobile OS to market that was competitive. Clearly this is Windows Mobile, which was essentially a shrunk down version of the desktop OS.

The second and final thing mentioned by Gates was that the “way [they] went about it didn’t allow [them] to get leadership”. Again, this does not mention Windows Phone at all, or that it is a mistake. The same can be said for Nokia with Symbian. At the time, the OS was great, but it failed to be competitive with Apple and Google.

For those who wish to see the interview, check the video below!

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505266_162-57569859/bill-gates-not-satisfied-with-microsoft-innovation/

 

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