Microsoft's Knook headed to Vodafone

The longtime Windows Mobile executive will head up a new Internet services unit at the British carrier.

Well, we now know what other interests Pieter Knook will be pursuing. Knook, whose departure was expected to be announced this afternoon as part of a broader executive shuffle , is joining Vodafone to head up a new Internet services unit.

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The unit will work on delivering consumer Web services on mobile devices and driving new revenue for the British carrier. Knook, a 17-year Microsoft veteran, will start on March 10.

Server and Tools executive Andy Lees is being tapped to run Microsoft's mobile unit, according to sources. Microsoft also recently hired Staples executive Todd Peters to head Windows Mobile marketing .

Microsoft recently announced a significant boost to its mobile effort, with plans to buy T-Mobile Sidekick maker Danger for a reported $500 million .

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