Techflash reports that a major executive reshuffling is taking place in the Microsoft Mobile Communications Business, the group responsible for Windows Mobile.
Joe Belfiore from the Zune team (ex-Windows Media Centre team) and Charlie Kindel from the Windows Home Server team are joining the Mobile Communications Business. They join Terry Myerson who came from the Exchange team last year.
Going out is Todd Warren, corporate vice president for the mobile communications product group, who is retiring after more than 20 years on the job.
Microsoft made the following statement to Techflash about all the changes:
“Strengthening Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Businessâ€™s engineering excellence is a key priority for us. As a result, the engineering team under Terry Myerson has added the talents of Joe Belfiore and Charlie Kindel to the mix. Todd Warren has made the decision to move to the next chapter in his life and retire from Microsoft, after 21 years at Microsoft. He will be leaving to teach at Northwestern University in the engineering school in the spring and pursue other philanthropic and personal interests as well.”
Having some Zune blood infused into Windows Mobile can only be a good thing, and hopefully all these changes point to a better integration of Microsoft’s various services into a more unified offering.
Read more about the Windows Mobile team changes at Techflash here.