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Robert Levy
10-21-2003, 05:45 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2003/oct03/10-21Smartphone.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2003/oct03/10-21Smartphone.asp</a><br /><br /></div>"Today marks a major milestone for Microsoft's mobile devices business - the availability of the Motorola MPx200 with Microsoft Windows Mobile software from AT&T Wireless. The announcement signals the first availability of a Windows Mobile-based Smartphone in North America. To learn more about what the announcement means for customers as well as software developers, PressPass spoke with Juha Christensen, corporate vice president of the Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft.<br /><br />Christensen calls the introduction of Windows Mobile Smartphones the most significant product launch in which he's participated quite a statement, considering that early in his career, Christensen was a vice president at Psion when that company launched the world's first handheld computer. Later, he co-founded Symbian Ltd., the joint software venture by mobile giants Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola and others. Three years ago, Christensen joined Microsoft to oversee the mobile devices division and Windows Mobile software for Smartphones and Pocket PCs."<br /><br />Check out the interview linked to above to read about Microsoft's visions for the wireless industry and what today's launch means in terms of acheiving those goals.