Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

MOST POPULAR

Microsoft CEO sees new era with Windows 8

Monday, November 05, 2012 - 00:52

Nov.05 - Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer says sales of the new Windows-based phones will expand rapidly, creating a strong third player in the smartphone market. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Days after launching Windows 8, Microsoft is mounting a strong campaign to win over the software developers it needs to kick-start its new operating system. A lack of apps is Microsoft's Achilles heel as it attempts to catch Apple and Google in the rush toward mobile computing. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MICROSOFT CORP CHIEF EXECUTIVE STEVE BALLMER SAYING: "With the work we have done with Nokia, HTC, Samsung and others, I think really there is now an opportunity to create really a strong third participant in the smartphone market." "There is a lot of work to do, the is a lot of work to do to get applications built and that means a lot of opportunity for people in the room today, there is a lot of work to do to really get a full set of devices in the market and get those to be broadly available, but the foundation is certainly there." "We're still relatively small, but I would tell you that the level of innovation and the quality of the new Windows phones that you will find on the market is absolutely unbelievable and I expect the volumes on Windows Phone to really ramp quickly."

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Microsoft CEO sees new era with Windows 8

Monday, November 05, 2012 - 00:52

Editors' Picks »

Business »

Moving Pictures »

Dance of the northern lights Dance of the northern lights

Mon, 20 Oct, 2014 - (1:08)

Images of September Images of September

Thu, 02 Oct, 2014 - (1:00)

Still missing – MH370 Still missing – MH370

Fri, 05 Sep, 2014 - (2:05)

Burning Together Burning Together

Mon, 01 Sep, 2014 - (2:23)

Mending dolls, teddies and hearts Mending dolls, teddies and hearts

Fri, 22 Aug, 2014 - (3:12)

Images of August Images of August

Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - (1:00)

"Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay "Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay

Mon, 11 Aug, 2014 - (2:27)

Burned memories Burned memories

Fri, 08 Aug, 2014 - (3:02)

Images of July Images of July

Fri, 01 Aug, 2014 - (1:20)

World Cup: passion on the pitch World Cup: passion on the pitch

Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - (1:00)

Reuters Investigates »

Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead" Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead"

Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - (8:24)

Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest

Fri, 10 Jan, 2014 - (4:01)

"Passed around like a dog" "Passed around like a dog"

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (6:32)

Adopted, then abandoned online Adopted, then abandoned online

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (13:21)

How the DEA keeps its secrets secret How the DEA keeps its secrets secret

Mon, 05 Aug, 2013 - (1:36)

How education lost its role as the great equalizer - Reuters Investigates How education lost its role as the great...

Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 - (7:52)

Jihad Jane: From abused child to American jihadist - Reuters Investigates Jihad Jane: From abused child to American...

Sun, 09 Dec, 2012 - (10:01)

Jihad Jane: The order to kill - Reuters Investigates Jihad Jane: The order to kill - Reuters...

Mon, 10 Dec, 2012 - (10:39)