Now 57, and no longer the baby-faced young man whose software changed the world, Gates admitted that the way Microsoft entered the cellphone business did not allow the company to take a leadership role. According to the executive, this means that Microsoft's strategy was "clearly a mistake." This is a rather large difference than the way that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins sees the also-rans battling for market share. While Heins seems content to battle it out with Microsoft for third place behind iOS and Android, Gates is not pleased at all that Windows Phone is looking up at Apple and Google.
source: CBS via BGR