We’re not exactly sure what to make of this news, but Microsoft’s General Manager of Product Marketing for Windows Phone, Gavin Kim, has decided to quit his job after only five months with the company. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kim was working for Samsung.
What troubles us, is that we don’t know the nature of why Kim left, was it personal or business related. If it’s business related, what does Kim know or how does he feel about the Windows Phone OS? Obviously, we may never know as Microsoft has only released the “typical” PR statement that any big company releases when an employee is fired, quits or retires.
“We feel very good about the work he has done to set the team, and its new lead Eugene Ho, up for success. We wish him all the best,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.
Just as Windows Phone began to achieve some momentum, with the release of the Lumia 900, HTC Titan II and the impressive “Smoked by Windows” marketing campaign, it seems like an odd time to quit, at least to us. In any event, Microsoft is handing the position over to Eugene Ho, will will pick up where Kim left off.
Question is, is this a good thing or should we hit the reset button on the countdown timer.