Microsoft's Mobile Chief Bows Out
By Carlo Longino, Thu Nov 06 18:45:00 GMT 2003

Juha Christensen, head of Microsoft's mobile unit, will leave the company next month. Christensen, who joined Microsoft from Symbian, is starting his own company that will evidently focus on mobile Web services.

Christensen joined Microsoft's fledging mobile unit four years ago, and turned the company into a force in the mobile telecom industry, though the unit is still loss-making, something that may have played into the decision. El Reg has a rundown of his career in their own inimitable style.

Some observers are drawing parallels to the departure of Seamus Blackley, who left Microsoft less than a year after the launch of the Xbox, which he oversaw, amid disappointing sales.