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EA Boss Was "Pretty Nervous" About Mobile

Next-Gen.Biz writes: "EA chief John Riccitiello is feeling a bit better about EA Mobile's performance these days.

"I'll admit that a year ago at this time, I was pretty nervous," said Riccitiello about the EA Mobile games division at the William Blair & Company's investor meeting Tuesday.

"Our mobile business had lost most of the management team that had created the business, and we were on a below-plan, consecutive month-in, month-out performance trend.

"It was not the prettiest thing I've seen."

EA's cellular handset business generated $148 million in revenues in fiscal 2008, up from $140 million in 2007 and a mere $19 million in 2006."

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