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    Microsoft clarifies that Windows 8 isn't coming to phones

    Oh, what a difference punctuation makes. Speaking at the company's shareholders' meeting earlier today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a remark that set more than a few geek hearts aflutter. According to various reports, he said "We've got broad Windows initiatives driving Windows down to the phone with Windows 8."

    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. Says Redmond's PR team:
    "He was making a statement along the lines of what we've already publicly stated around providing a consistent experience across various devices but all carrying the Windows name."
    Makes sense to us, seeing as how Windows 8 already makes good use of WP7's Metro UI. Still, we'll be curious to see how Windows 8 starts trickling down into Windows Phone once Win 8 gets the final seal of approval, likely sometime next year.Continue reading Microsoft clarifies that Windows 8 isn't coming to phones
    Microsoft clarifies that Windows 8 isn't coming to phones originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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