T-Mobile CEO Discusses LayOff Plan And Is ‘Quite Pleased’ With Windows Phone Sales

Posted on May 22 2012 - 4:32am by Editorial Staff

T-Mobile’s CEO, Philipp Humm, during an interview told the Seattle Times that his network is more than content with the performance of Windows Phone. He puts up the plan of layoff either with about 900 positions which will be eliminated on one side, but at the same time we’re creating 550 new positions.

Talking about Windows Phone, Hmm believe the company having a very good relationship with Microsoft although the company is quite pleased and the same Microsoft too is quite pleased with T-Mobile.

Here’s the full excerpt from the larger interview that relates to layoff:

[Seattle Times]: Can you clarify the layoff numbers?

[Philipp Humm]: There will be about 900 positions which will be eliminated on one side, but at the same time we’re creating 550 new positions, which means that we have a net reduction of 350 positions, which I think was often misunderstood.

Here’s the full excerpt from the larger interview that relates to Windows Phone:

[Seattle Times]: T-Mobile made a commitment to push Windows Phone this year. How is that working out?

[Philipp Humm]: I think we have a very good relationship with Microsoft, and we discovered that, in particular, for customers who are new to smartphones, they really enjoy the simplicity of the Microsoft [user interface], so they like the design and the ease of it.

[Seattle Times]: Are Windows phones selling as well as you hoped?

[Philipp Humm]: We are so far quite pleased and I think Microsoft, if you talk to them, [is] quite pleased with T-Mobile.

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