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We’ve been around for a pretty long time, and we have seen the rise and fall of Microsoft’s mobile ambitions, and our biggest complaints through the years have been the seemingly limited resources Microsoft devoted to Windows Mobile, which often saw kludgy products being released with obvious bugs and unnecessary limitations. Now Steve Ballmer has admitted he would have liked…

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Steve Ballmer was in good form at a recent Gartner Symposium meeting, when he was asked some probing questions about the future of Microsoft. Of interest to our audience is while Ballmer does not think Windows Phone 7 is the coolest Microsoft product of the year (that’s reserved for Kinect) he did think it would be the company’s next $1…

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Microsoft has concluded their investor conference last week, and made it very clear they are coming out fighting to win back marker share in the important smartphone and tablet market. "We’re coming full guns," said Ballmer at the company’s annual presentation to analysts at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. "We’re going to sell like crazy; we’re going to market like crazy."…

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Microsoft is inviting French developers to pitch application ideas to a panel of venture capitalists and also Steve Ballmer at a Microsoft-organized event conveniently dated for the 7th October, around when Windows Phone 7 is expected to launch (for reference Windows Mobile 6.5 was launched on the 6th October. Coincidence…?). 7 developers will have 2 minutes each to pick application…

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[flv:http://ht3.cdn.turner.com/money/big/news/2010/06/16/n_ballmer_mobile.cnnmoney_576x324_dl.flv 576 324] In a CNN interview Steve Ballmer has expressed confidence in Microsoft’s Windows Phone strategy, saying the first job was to reverse decline, but that, after a good reception from the so-called “blogosphere” he felt the OS would take off from there. Do our readers share his confidence, or is the marketplace much too crowded already for yet…

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Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect, was interviewed at the D8 conference yesterday, and spoke widely about their business, including smartphones and tablets. On smartphones he admitted to having neglected the business, but promised to execute a lot better in the future. Ballmer: We had a good long-time employee who wanted to retire and he’s going to…