FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Microsoft MSFT.O will not launch a product that competes directly with Apple's AAPL.O iPhone, Chairman Bill Gates said in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“No, we won’t do that. In the so-called smart phone business we will concentrate solely on software with our Windows Mobile program,” Gates was quoted as saying in the interview published on Wednesday.
Apple’s iPhone, which also plays music and lets users browse the internet, has been a big hit.
Reporting by Michael Shields; editing by Rory Channing
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