By Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
The Herald Sun
February 19, 2009
A MOBILE phone loaded with top-secret software given to Telstra boss Sol
Trujillo has apparently been stolen by a pickpocket.
The new-generation software was on a phone given to Mr Trujillo in
Barcelona, Spain this week at the World Mobile Congress - a haven for
The theft has left Telstra and Mr Trujillo embarrassed, and Microsoft
facing an industrial espionage threat.
The phone is believed to be either an HTC Touch Pro2 or the HTC Touch
Diamond2, which operates on the new Windows Mobile 6.5 software.
A Telstra spokesman yesterday confirmed the phone was given to Mr
Trujillo, but said it was in the possession of a senior Telstra
executive at the time of the theft.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week unveiled the software, which is so
hush-hush journalists at the launch were not even allowed to touch the
new HTC phone.
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