Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Tuesday November 15, 2011

Microsoft: Ballmer Didn't Say Windows 8 is Coming to Phones

Calm down people, calm down...Ballmer didn't say Windows 8 was coming to phones. Sheesh, I don't know how many people sent me e-mail saying "Windows 8 is coming to phones everywhere!" wink

Turns out, that's not how he said it. A Microsoft rep confirmed to us that if transcribed correctly, Ballmer's remarks (documented in the recording below) should read, "We've got broad Windows initiatives driving Windows down to the phone. With Windows 8, you'll..." By "Windows," then, he meant the overarching family of software bearing the Windows name, and not Windows 8 specifically.