Of late there has been a litany of bad news for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile smart phone operating system:
"Let me just say it was a tough year on succeeding in phones. Mostly our own issues, frankly. Mostly our own issues. And really driving our execution the right way at the right speed. We’ve readjusted some of our plans. Robbie Bach is going to talk some about that."
and Bach said:
“To date, we haven’t done as good a job as I would like building relationships and getting the right integration with our hardware partners,” Bach said. “You’re going to see dramatic improvement in integration.”
So what’s to be done? Robbie Bach (same link as above) says, "You’ll see our execution rhythm pick up and the quality of our execution improve." There is always room for a turnaround, but it won’t happen soon apparently. In the meantime, mobile is yet another of Steve Ballmer’s big bets that is sucking cash and not paying off.