8/6/2008 2:22:00 PM
Microsoft misses target for Windows Mobile software licences
Microsoft has fallen short of achieving its much-publicised target of 20 million Windows Mobile software licences over the last fiscal year.
Bosses insist that the mobile operating system is still increasing market share for the company.
Microsoft’s Andy Lees, senior vice president of the company’s Mobile Communications Business, said that Windows Mobile unit shipments were around two million short of its 20 million target for the year ending 30 June.
Lees attributed the lower-than-projected sales to some devices coming to market slightly later than previously expected, but declined to say which ones.
Microsoft is anticipating a challenge from the Google Android platform, which is expected to make its first appearance on a phone later this year.