Microsoft has moved Andy Lees, the current head of its Windows Phone business to a new role.

AllThingsD is reporting that Terry Myerson, the corporate VP who has led engineering efforts for the phone unit, will get the new top job’s responsibilities. In addition, he will own business development, marketing and other responsibilities.

He will not, at least for now, though, get the division president title that Lees had.

Andy Lees will still report to CEO Steve Ballmer and focus on ways Microsoft can work across multiple types of devices from phones to slates to PCs.

“I have asked Andy Lees to move to a new role working for me on a time-critical opportunity focused on driving maximum impact in 2012 with Windows Phone and Windows 8,” Ballmer said in an internal memo seen by AllThingsD. “We have tremendous potential with Windows Phone and Windows 8, and this move sets us up to really deliver against that potential.”

Although Lees will retain the title of president, it’s not clear who will report to him in the new role.

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