Interview bei Cnet mit Steve Ballmer, CEO von Microsoft.
Will you approach the consumer market with something from the Windows Mobile brand, or do you think that’s something you might see from the Zune side of the house?
Ballmer: I think you ought to think about Windows Mobile as the direction we’re headed in terms of these phones. […]
When you look at the mobile space, who do you see as your biggest competitor? A few years ago, I know you would have said Nokia. Where do they compare with, say, Google, Apple?
Ballmer: I think that today we probably say Symbian, not Nokia, but Symbian is a competitor, certainly an important competitor. Then, I think you look at the new cast of characters–RIM, Google–potentially–everybody says they’ll be a competitor, but we’ll see what that looks like. You know, Google, Apple and RIM would probably shine out because they are primarily software plays in some ways.