Right in time for Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 launch anytime next month, Microsoft today promoted Andy Lees to the President of the Mobile Communications Business. As President of the Mobile Communications Business, Lees - who killed Microsoft KIN just earlier this summer - will continue to oversee the overall marketing and product development for Microsoft's mobility efforts. Lees, a 20-year Microsoft veteran, has led the Mobile Communications Business since February 2008 and was at the center of the company's efforts to rebuild the mobile business, including the development of the upcoming Windows Phone 7 to be released this holiday season.
"Today's promotions underscore the strength of Microsoft's collective leadership team and set us up well to execute against a powerful lineup of products this fall," said Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer. "Not only is the team ready to capitalize on major momentum with our existing products [...], but they are simultaneously bringing entirely new experiences to market with Windows Phone 7 [...]."
Windows Phone 7 is designed to make every-day tasks faster by doing more in fewer steps and providing timely information in a "glance and go" format.
Cheers ~ Arne