Former Windows Phone manager flocks to Google after getting fired for a tweet, promises to reveal all details soon
Ex-Windows Phone program manager Joe Marini made it to the headlines two months ago when he tweeted about the yet unreleased Nokia Windows Phones, apparently breaching NDA papers signed by Microsoft employees. At that time details about what was to become the Nokia Lumia 800 were not exactly a secret as what seemed a controlled leak by Nokia had showed off the device.
Nonetheless, Marini got into huge trouble after giving an inside peek at the Lumia: "Overall I would say an 8. Solid feel, good camera, responsive UI, and nice little touches on the body construction.Yeah, the camera was good, but I didn't have optimal lighting. I'd like a larger screen too."
That lead to him getting kicked out of Microsoft, and straight into Google’s arms. The outspoken manager has now taken on the role of a Google advocate with a job centered around Developer Relations, API platforms and HTML5 apps.
What’s most interesting, though, is that the manager mentioned that a blog post about what happened at Microsoft is coming up, so we’ll definitely be checking his Twitter account again in the near future.