Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > News > Tech News > Ex-Windows Phone chief joins Amazon for mobile project

Ex-Windows Phone chief joins Amazon for mobile project
Thread Tools
MacNN Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Apr 2, 2013, 08:03 AM
 
The former General Manager of Windows Phone at Microsoft has joined Amazon. Charlie Kindel, after leaving Microsoft in 2011 in order to concentrate on his own projects, has updated his LinkedIn profile to read "now at Amazon working on something wonderful," with his new project likely to be mobile-related in some way.

A later paragraph showing his experience under Amazon shows him as building a "new team going after a totally new area for Amazon," writes TechCrunch. It also mentions that he is hiring "cloud and mobile developers and testers, program managers, and product managers." Despite the mention of mobile developers and Kindel's history of working on Windows Phone, it is unlikely for Kindel to be working directly on the long-rumored Amazon smartphone.

The timing of the update, April the first, along with the similarity between Kindel's surname and the Amazon Kindle brand led some to query if the new job is an April Fool joke. Kindel later reconfirmed the changes over Twitter.
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:18 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2