Microsoft Exec Loses Job after Tweeting about the Nokia Windows Phone 7

A Microsoft executive has lost his job over a Tweet he sent about Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 device.

According to an article on The Register, Joe Marini, the now former principal program manager for web services at Microsoft, mysteriously lost his job after he made a series of tweets about an upcoming Nokia Windows Phone 7 device.

“I just got a chance to try out one of the slickest looking #Nokia phones I have ever seen. Soon, you will too! #wp7,” Marini tweeted.

“Overall I would say an 8. Solid feel, good camera, responsive UI, and nice little touches on the body construction,” he later tweeted, but added that the device needed a larger screen.

Marini, who made a presentation at Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference, lost his job after the conference. Microsoft confirmed that Marini was no longer with the company, but refused to give any reasons behind the departure.

“We routinely do not discuss personnel matters, but I can confirm that Joe Marini no longer works at Microsoft,” a Microsoft spokesperson said.

Microsoft is known for keeping upcoming products under wraps, putting restrictions even on the reporters it invites for product previews.