A comment made by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer during Microsoft's annual meeting of shareholders today has resulted in a flurry of speculation that Microsoft is planning to put Windows 8 onto phones. But is that really what he said?
Well, we have a tape (isn't there always a tape?). Here's what Steve Ballmer actually said:
'We've got broad Windows initiatives, driving Windows down to the phone. With Windows 8 you'll see new form factors powered by Windows ...'
Ballmer said 'Windows,' not 'Windows 8.' My interpretation of this is that Ballmer was talking about Windows as an ecosystem, not Windows 8 as a specific platform.