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Shortly after leaving Microsoft Steven Sinofsky is tweeting from an iPhone, here is why

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Shortly after leaving Microsoft Steven Sinofsky is tweeting from an iPhone, here is why
Former Windows head Steven Sinofsky was one of the most influential figures at Microsoft, suggested for the role of the future CEO by many until suddenly he quit the company for what was officially pictured as pursuing his own goals, but in reality it seems there was a clash with current chief executive Steve Ballmer. Nonetheless, it might have been a bit surprising to see tweets from Sinofsky - just months after his departure from Microsoft - coming from an iPhone.

This was fertile ground for all kinds of theorizations and rushed conclusions, ranging from thoughts that Sinofsky has quickly jumped to Apple’s products after no longer being tied by Microsoft to a more sensible opinion that he is just using various products to evaluate them.

And now, the ex-Windows head decided to clear up the confusion with a very clear and concise explanation:

“I have owned every iphone released (and every ipad and galaxy and kindle). It is far better to actually use a product day in and day out so before CES I started using it and will use it for a month or so. Just prior I was using my 920.
In Office I spent a long time using SmartSuite or Google Docs for the same reasons.”


So it turns out the reason is very mundane with Sinofsky changing devices quite often as he should actually.

source: @stevesi, Bijan Sabet

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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 04:51 23

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7370; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I wish I had that kind of money to switch phones whenever I want... Pfffft.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:00

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


You just collect from someone who wish to be abandoned :)

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:59 2

5. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


He sounds a lil like Steve Wozniak. I also wish I had the money to do that...lol.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:21 7

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


Sinofsky knows better than any1 how good WP8 is, so he uses another phone now he is not obliged to use a WP.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:41 6

4. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Steven Sinofsky should join Google & guide android

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 09:08

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


No way, he doesn't have anything to contribute to Android, just look at WP8.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 10:10 2

8. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I dont see a problem, the more the merrier....

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:13 4

6. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Here's a new one - Apple OS wasn't developed using Apple Macintosh computers

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 13:14

9. nofear (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


People live and learned.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 23:24

10. garz_pa (Posts: 153; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Apple seems to fond of the name 'Steve.' Or the other way around.

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