Still, Woodman added that in designing and even conceiving of a Windows Phone, Microsoft's "time horizon was much longer.... Apple [iPhone] forced a conversation [with Microsoft] to look at the whole consumer who was employed and listened to music [and did other things with technology]. Windows Phone was not a reaction to the [iPhone] product, but a realization of the acceleration of change, and it was kind of faster than we were on pace to do."
Plus, check out the live blog from CES.
Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen or subscribe to Matt's RSS feed. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about smartphones in Computerworld's Smartphones Topic Center.