- Oct 25, 2017
Bill Gates thinks Windows Mobile would have beaten Android without Microsoft’s antitrust woes
It would be interesting what would have happened if Windows Phone was launched earlier, before Android were on the path win the market. I think the Iphone market share would be much bigger than it is now worldwide.Bill Gates has revealed that he thinks everyone would be using Windows Mobile right now if Microsoft hadn’t have been caught up in a US Justice Department antitrust investigation. Speaking at The New York Times’ DealBook Conference earlier today, Gates revealed his thoughts on Microsoft’s mobile mistakes.
“There’s no doubt that the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft, and we would have been more focused on creating the phone operating system and so instead of using Android today you would be using Windows Mobile,” claimed Gates. “If it hadn’t been for the antitrust case... we were so close, I was just too distracted. I screwed that up because of the distraction.”