Microsoft to reshuffle phone and game units

Stung by a continuing disinterest in its broadband products--particularly smartphones--Microsoft is said to be ready to "reorganize parts of its phone and game unit this week," according to the New York Times.

Microsoft has almost been an afterthought these days as Google TV dominates headlines as the main competition for Apple TV. Meanwhile, Android smartphones are duking it out with Apple iPhones and iPads, the latter of which Comcast Chairman-CEO Brian Roberts called "a fabulous bridge between the TV and computer." Microsoft, on the other hand, has shut down its own tablet project.

It appears that the Redmond software monster is drawing together to make yet another push into the broadband space as "part of a larger structural overhaul to address some of these issues," according to the article.

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