Microsoft misses Windows Mobile goal

The software make had said it would ship 20 million copies of its cell phone operating system by June. Instead it fell 10 percent short.

Microsoft conceded Wednesday the it missed its targets for Windows Mobile, shipping 18 million copies of the cell phone operating system in its just-ended fiscal year.

For some time, executives had been saying the company would ship more than 20 million copies in the 12 months ended June 30

Andy Lees, who recently took over the mobile unit from Pieter Knook, told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that some phone makers shipped devices later than Microsoft had expected. Lees declined to name the manufacturers in question.

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