Blair Westlake, a longtime corporate vice president at Microsoft, tells Variety the company is moving in a direction that doesn't fit his expertise.
A smaller, more midrange version of the hot new HTC flagship could debut next month.
Not only has there been corporate shuffling, but the tech giant is said to be hitting hurdles with the purported smartwatch's screen technology and battery life.
Microsoft is readying a new Enterprise Mobility Suite bundle to help business users better manage the Android, iOS, and Windows devices workers bring to the office, sources say.
The KitKat update for the HTC One has been temporarily suspended due to some issues, HTC has said.
The online retailer is reportedly cooking up an Apple TV rival for the spring.