Pages

Nov 15, 2011

Ballmer didn't say Windows 8 is Coming to Phones

Oh, what a difference punctuation makes. Speaking at the company's shareholders' meeting earlier today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a remark that set more than a few geek hearts aflutter. According to various reports, he said "We've got broad Windows initiatives driving Windows down to the phone with Windows 8."

Turns out, that's not how he said it. A Microsoft rep confirmed to us that if transcribed correctly, Ballmer's remarks (documented in the recording below) should read, "We've got broad Windows initiatives driving Windows down to the phone. With Windows 8, you'll..." By "Windows," then, he meant the overarching family of software bearing the Windows name, and not Windows 8 specifically. 
 
 

6 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Hmm, that's bad news I suppose. Shame, Windows Phones could do with the boost.

R said...

Bad news...

aLH3x said...

a bit bad news, but they'll do better.

Jim said...

Not good news, but I hope windows 8 will be good. I'm fine with 7, but I really haven't followed with 8 yet.

Nokel said...

windows 8 wouldn't work on a phone anyway, anyone who used the developer preview would see that

Kid Shuffle said...

windows sucked on the phones anyways, so meh