Bill Gates Speaks On Microsoft’s Past Smartphone Strategy, Steve Ballmer And More

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates today had an interview with CBS This Morning program. He was talking mostly about his foundation work while answering some questions related to Microsoft as well. When Charlie Rose asked about the smartphone industry, Bill Gates admitted that Microsoft didn’t “get out in the lead very early.”

“We didn’t miss cell phones, but the way that we went about it didn’t allow us to get the leadership. So it’s clearly a mistake.”

He also commented on Steve Ballmer being CEO of Microsoft and the work Microsoft has been doing under his leadership such as Windows 8, Microsoft Surface launch, etc,. Watch the video above.

Source: CBS This Morning via: Neowin

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  • worst mexican

    I wish these videos would play on my windows phone

    • V_Diddy

      They don’t play in IE 10 on Windows 8 either
      have to repeatedly switch to desktop mode smh

    • disqustingtard

      Oh the fucking irony…

  • WPhan

    It good to hear someone at MSFT admitting mistake, thought if he did it on half dozen of the fan sites I go to he would be flamed and called isheep traitor! LOL

    • http://www.about.me/AngeloGopaul Eingoluq

      That’s how most apple fans think not Microsoft enthusiasts.The reality hits us way to often to not humble us.

  • koenshaku

    In other news I left skype a feature request.. video messenging for windows 8.. Then I left or do I have to buy a macbook pro for this feature? ^__^

  • NegLewis

    I like Ballmer. I really do.

    Very few MS teams realized what MS will be in the 21 century.

    It’s not just an OS, it’s an Environment.

    Bill Gates knew that too somehow but Ballmer felt it in his bones.

    He will force all MS teams to merge all the Products under the same “view”.

  • NegLewis

    I like Ballmer. I really do.

    Very few MS teams realized what MS will be in the 21 century.

    It’s not just an OS, it’s an Environment.

    Bill Gates knew that too somehow but Ballmer felt it in his bones.

    He will force all MS teams to merge all the Products under the same “view”.

  • NegLewis

    I like Ballmer. I really do.

    Very few MS teams realized what MS will be in the 21 century.

    It’s not just an OS, it’s an Environment.

    Bill Gates knew that too somehow but Ballmer felt it in his bones.

    He will force all MS teams to merge all the Products under the same “view”.