Garriques is the mastermind behind the Streak and DELL's phone.
Yay! He's gone. Steve Job's would have learned him about consumers and
Ron didn't listen.
If you check out inside traders at finance.yahoo.com you'll see
Garriques's name everywhere.
He was always in it for the money.
So long Ron.
He was with the company for about four years but made tens of
Like Jamarcus Russell.
The sited story only addresses his severance package.
Dell has confirmed that the chief executive of its mobile division
will leave the company at the beginning of next year. Skip related
The vendor said in a FORM 8-K filing to the Securities and Exchange
Commission that Ron Garriques will leave on 28 January.
Dell is also reportedly planning to merge the mobile communications
unit into its existing home, business, enterprise and government
Garriques masterminded the move to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7
operating system for Dell's smartphones, and oversaw the launch of the
Dell Streak tablet.
Jeff Clarke, Dell's vice chairman for operations and technology, will
take over Garriques's role for mobile products.
Dell initially concentrated its mobile plans on the developing markets
of Brazil and China, and its initial offerings in the US and Europe
met with a less than enthusiastic response. Sales of its tablets and
smartphones have been slow ever since.
Garriques was originally hired from Motorola in 2007, where he
launched the hugely popular Razr handset. After a spell as head of
Dell's consumer products group Garriques was moved to the new mobile
division late last year.
Garriques organised a severance payment of $1.44m (=A3902,000) as well
as a bonus of $378,000 (=A3236,000) and two $3.15m (=A31.97m) consulting
contracts next year.
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