Not only is beleaguered Microsoft laying off thousands of employees, they’re cutting perks for everyone else on the good ship Windows Titanic.
Microsoft won’t pay for its employees’ Apple (AAPL) iPhone data service plans anymore, even if they’re used significantly for work purposes. Nor will it pay for Research In Motion (RIMM) BlackBerry service, or a new Palm Pre. Instead, it will only reimburse data plans for Microsoft Windows Mobile-powered smartphones.
I’m sure Microsoft employees are lining up to get the latest Windows Mobile cell phones. Or not.