Bill Gates has banned Apple products from his mansion and now Microsoft is penalizing employees who use the Palm and Research In Motion phones. Microsoft will only be reimbursing data plans for phones that use the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system.
Big companies generally do not reimburse employees for mobile devices. Even some of Microsoft’s subsidiaries pay for their own mobile plan, phone, and carrier. That sucks for employees because most Windows Mobile powered phones are pretty boring and have limited functionalities.
One thing that Windows Mobile phones do have is the ability to download Skyfire. Skyfire is a browser that has the ability to load Flash including videos on Hulu.
According to a Microsoft representative the data plan reimbursement plan is limited to only Windows Mobile devices. “This policy took effect as part of the broader cost saving measures announced earlier this year,” added the rep.