Microsoft Corp is set to shake up the management of its division focused on videogames, mobile phones and other consumer devices, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The software maker may announce the changes at its entertainment and devices division as early as this week, the Journal reported in its online division. Microsoft declined comment.
J. Allard, the group's chief experience officer and chief technology officer, is expected to leave his position following the company's recent decision to shut down a tablet computer development project, named Courier, that Allard was overseeing, according to people familiar with the matter, the Journal said.
But the reorganization will be broader than Allard's departure from his current role, these people told the Journal.
The division, which includes Microsoft's Xbox videogame business and its mobile software group, is headed by Robbie Bach. It has been struggling to revamp its offerings as it faces intense competition from Apple Inc's iPhone and Google Inc's Android operating system.
(Reporting by Ilaina Jonas; Editing by Gary Hill)