Joe Marini Leaves Microsoft After Tweeting About Nokia PhonesSeptember 22, 2011 No Comments
Joe Marini, the Principal Manager of the Web Platform on Windows Phone has left Microsoft. Joe was always heard/ seen promoting Windows Phone and always showing off IE Mobile.Â His name made tons of headlines recently when he tweeted about an un-released Nokia Windows Phone device.
â€œI just got a chance to try out one of the slickest looking #Nokia phones I have ever seen. Soon, you will too! #wp7.â€ then when asked to rate the device on twitter her wrote, â€œOverall I would say an 8. Solid feel, good camera, responsive UI, and nice little touches on the body construction.â€ â€œthe camera was good, but I didnâ€™t have optimal lighting. Iâ€™d like a larger screen too.â€
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to GeekWire that Marini no longer works for the company.Â WhispersÂ from MicrosoftÂ revealed to GeekWire that Marini resigned after learning that he would be fired for improper use of social media and disclosure of confidential information.
I have dealt with Joe a bit this past year and I have to say he was a very committed Microsoft employee that really was proud of his work there. I guess that tweet contained just a little too much information for Microsoft’s liking. I had the privilege of interviewing him a few weeks back but never got to actually publish it since it wasn’t 100% yet. I may publish it in the future as it talks about IE9 mobile, flash, HTML5 etc.
Joe will be surely missed in the Windows Phone community but I am sure he will be back on his feet in no time. He has been in the industry for more than 15 years and was even one of the original members that worked on Dreamweaver at Macromedia.