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Robert Levy
11-09-2003, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/33833.html' target='_blank'>http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/33833.html</a><br /><br /></div>"Juha Christensen, Microsoft's executive VP with responsibility for smartphones, is opting for a quieter life. From the end of this month he'll no longer have to endure ear-splitting motivational talks from Steve Ballmer, Microsoft confirmed today, as he's leaving the company. Christensen arrived with a bang three years ago. At Psion Software he helped coalesce major mobile phone rivals Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola to form Symbian, based around a common software platform for smartphones. Matsu****a and Sony subsequently signed up on his watch. After Bill Gates famously identified Symbian as his biggest competitive threat, Microsoft poached Juha to become the company's youngest Executive VP."

Charles Pickrell
11-10-2003, 06:57 AM
So I wonder who is going to fill his shoes? Will Microsoft promote from within or will they pilfer some other telephone exec?