May 24, 2024

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has spoken out about Home windows Cellular, saying killing it off was a mistake.

Microsoft had a tumultuous relationship with Home windows Cellular for years, spending billions to ship a product that may have widespread attraction and largely failing. The corporate even bought Nokia’s cellphone enterprise, solely to promote it off a few years later.

In an interview with Enterprise Insider, by way of The Verge, Nadella was requested what errors or choices he regretted:

The choice I feel lots of people speak about – and one of the tough choices I made after I grew to become CEO — was our exit of what I’ll name the cell phone as outlined then. On reflection, I feel there may have been methods we may have made it work by maybe reinventing the class of computing between PCs, tablets, and telephones.

Microsoft has been engaged on Android foldable telephones lately, though it has proven a lot of the identical lackluster focus that contributed to the demise of Home windows Cellular.

Solely time will inform if Microsoft has any actual probability of changing into a serious participant within the smartphone market, or if the corporate’s alternative has handed for good.