Samsung VP switches camps to head the Windows Phone team

Samsung VP switches camp to head the Windows Phone team
Gavin Kim, who used to be heading the Consumer and Enterprise services division of Samsung, has left to join the budding Windows Phone team as its general manager.

Samsung is doing things the right way in the mobile industry, as its Q3 results confirm - it surpassed HTC in profit margins, and Apple in smartphones sold, plus it issued an upbeat guidance for Q4. 

Gavin Kim, however, seems to have needed a new challenge after seeing that Samsung's ship is heading in the right direction, judging from his wordy statements about the new position at Microsoft:

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On Samsung and its future, Mr Kim only had kind words to say:

The Korean company itself seems to hold no hard feelings about Gavin Kim's departure, as it said in a statement he will still stay in Samsung's "extended family" via the deep partnership with Microsoft that the company signed recently.

Microsoft is pretty upbeat about Windows Phone's prospects of becoming the third major mobile ecosystem after Android and iOS, and this excitement is obviously resonating with industry insiders as well, which might turn out as important for Microsoft, as the marketing dollars Redmond and the OEMs are spending to drum up the fall crop of WP devices.

source: BGR

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