Microsoft's Steve Ballmer: 'Apple sold more iPads than I'd like them to sell'

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  • Reply 41 of 188
    ihxoihxo Posts: 567member
    oh.. nvm.
  • Reply 42 of 188
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post


    And, as a rather content(ed) owner/user of an Apple iPad with 64/Wigi+3G, I can honestly say that you are lying, just so that you can make another anti-Apple point.



    Tiresome, man. Give it up.



    Frankly, that's all DaHarder has now, is basically thinly veiled trolling in every thread he posts in. I really don't think he's used an iPhone 4 or an iPad, but he's sure trying to say as many bad things about it as he can. My bet? If I didn't say anything now, when Android tablets come out, he'd be shamelessly praising them despite being an "oversized" Android device but having given iPad no credit.
  • Reply 43 of 188
    Quit attacking Ballmer! He's done a excellent job for..............Apple! He should stay.
  • Reply 44 of 188
    icyfogicyfog Posts: 338member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    Seems kind of a boring regular sort of article. I've seen about a half dozen over the last month or so that say essentially the same thing.



    Yep.

    The problem I have with Microsoft-related articles is that they're all boring because they're about a boring company that produces boring products.

    I've tried to read all the articles you mentioned, and I can't get through them. Even with the one linked I read the first couple of graphs and skimmed the rest. It's just not worth it, whether this article or the new Office for Mac stories I tried getting through yesterday.
  • Reply 45 of 188
    bedouinbedouin Posts: 331member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Steve Ballmer


    Ballmer told the audience that new Microsoft tablets, "will be shipping as soon as they are ready. It has job one urgency around here, nobody's sleeping at this point.



    And that is precisely why your company fails at everything it does. You wait to see what the others do, rush a half-assed copy, and then put your feet on the table. It worked for Windows, but it's not working for anything else.
  • Reply 46 of 188
    sheffsheff Posts: 1,407member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Takeo View Post


    Windows tablets? Please. They should stick with gas pumps.



    Haha. Yea well weather we like it or not Win7 "Slates" are coming. A year from now or two years but there is no question in my mind that we'll see them. The only question is weather they will be crushed by Android or Chrome. I think it will be a closer battle between Google and MS then it is currently in the phone side, simply because MS can just bring all the programs they have on Win7 over to Win7 Tablet edition.
  • Reply 47 of 188
    doroteadorotea Posts: 323member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post


    Conversely... as the rather content owner/user of an Apple iPad 64/WiFi+3g, I can honestly say that it's really just an enlarged, overpriced iPod Touch lacking the convenience of being pocketable.



    As the owner of an iPad Touch, I use my 32/wifi+3G iPad much differently than I use my iPod Touch. The iPad is mistily about apps, books and information with a little bit of music and video. IPod Touch is mostly music and a few games. Might seem that one is oversized version of the other, but use is significantly different.
  • Reply 48 of 188
    john galtjohn galt Posts: 960member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Desperate View Post


    "Windows is everywhere. ...



    True. It's the reason everything fu***ing breaks.
  • Reply 49 of 188
    Steve Ballmer - who gives a rats @..



    Apologies if I've pushed the edge of decency in the forum.
  • Reply 50 of 188
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sheff View Post


    Haha. Yea well weather we like it or not Win7 "Slates" are coming. A year from now or two years but there is no question in my mind that we'll see them. The only question is weather they will be crushed by Android or Chrome. I think it will be a closer battle between Google and MS then it is currently in the phone side, simply because MS can just bring all the programs they have on Win7 over to Win7 Tablet edition.



    I understand what you're driving at, but seriously, could they bring the Office bloat into an environment with a much smaller performance factor? And once they do, do you think they'll sustain it? We may see it, but I think it will die as quickly as the...what was that thing again they just pulled off the market?
  • Reply 51 of 188
    john galtjohn galt Posts: 960member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sheff View Post


    Haha. Yea well weather we like it or not Win7 "Slates" are coming.



    Tablets, slates, whatever you want to call them - have been out for years. Yet I've seen more iPads in the past couple months than I've ever seen "slates". A "slate" has just been a WinPC that folds over on itself and requires a stylus. Woohoo.



    A Windows 7 (8, 9, whatever) "slate" will be just as craptacular running Windows as anything has ever been.
  • Reply 52 of 188
    If Microsoft really wants to sell a good tablet, they should adopt the OS they created for Zune HD instead of stitching Windows into a tablet computer.



    Note to Jobs, don't forget to ask Ballmer for permission next time before selling so many of anything.
  • Reply 53 of 188
    constable odoconstable odo Posts: 1,041member
    Where the hell are Microsoft tablet vendors going to get parts from? Memory is going to be scarce along with any high-grade displays. Apple will have component suppliers tied up until the spring of next year before displays can be made in high-production quantities. It seems to foolish for Microsoft to be running and chasing Apple to produce a tablet. It's merely a knee-jerk reaction without any real planning. It'll probably just interrupt Microsoft internal planning on some other projects unless they use those Kin employees that will have nothing much to do. Besides, the iPad doesn't present any threat to Windows desktops that I can see.
  • Reply 54 of 188
    john galtjohn galt Posts: 960member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Constable Odo View Post


    It's merely a knee-jerk reaction without any real planning.



    Sounds like the Zune. Or Kin. (or Bob, or...)
  • Reply 55 of 188
    sheffsheff Posts: 1,407member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by stonefingers View Post


    I understand what you're driving at, but seriously, could they bring the Office bloat into an environment with a much smaller performance factor? And once they do, do you think they'll sustain it? We may see it, but I think it will die as quickly as the...what was that thing again they just pulled off the market?



    Kin is what you are thinking of, kin. No one said it'll be good, but it will be office, outlook and exchange that people are used to and they will flock to it like they always do. MS is losing the consumer battle, but they are still top dog when it comes to corporate productivity software and I have a feeling they can milk that for many years to come. Unless... someone moves us away from .doc(x), then Microsoft is totally fucked.
  • Reply 56 of 188
    jdsonicejdsonice Posts: 156member
    The only reason MS made any profit is because it takes time to replace all the crap that y sold over the past 25 years to be replaced. Sooner or later and I am hoping sooner MS will be sent to its rightful place. The Garbage Dump.



    As far as Tablets are concerned Blamer should only be concerned about the ones he is going to swallow.



    JS
  • Reply 57 of 188
    ronboronbo Posts: 669member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    After fretting about Apple's ominous iPad sales numbers, Baller also took the opportunity to criticize the product, saying "I don't think there is one size that fits all [?] I've been to too many meetings with journalists who spent the first 10 minutes of the meeting setting up iPad to look like a laptop." Presumably, Ballmer meant pulling out a Bluetooth keyboard.



    I have a bluetooth keyboard. I've connected it to my iPad a couple of times. If it took as much as ten seconds, I'd be surprised. Maybe the other 9.9 minutes was humoring Ballmer while he bitched about seeing an iPad.
  • Reply 58 of 188
    spicedspiced Posts: 98member
    Mr Sore Ballmer is a real sour grape!



    Can't beat them jump into the frying pan!
  • Reply 59 of 188
    daharderdaharder Posts: 1,580member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post


    And, as a rather content(ed) owner/user of an Apple iPad with 64/Wigi+3G, I can honestly say that you are lying, just so that you can make another anti-Apple point.



    Tiresome, man. Give it up.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    Frankly, that's all DaHarder has now, is basically thinly veiled trolling in every thread he posts in. I really don't think he's used an iPhone 4 or an iPad, but he's sure trying to say as many bad things about it as he can. My bet? If I didn't say anything now, when Android tablets come out, he'd be shamelessly praising them despite being an "oversized" Android device but having given iPad no credit.



    Oh Really... ?



    Then I Guess the Absolute Truth Is Tiresome Then, as here's a pic (taken only minutes ago) of my iMac 27/i7, MacBook Pro 13, iPad 64/WiFi+3g, Apple iPhone 3GS (work phone), iPod Nano/16gb, iPod Touch/64gb... etc.



    Understand, I own many more 'Apple' products, but this should be more than enough to make clear just how silly it is to make sweeping assumptions about matters of which you know absolutely nothing.







    Enjoy... as I sure do enjoy my iPad - ;-)
  • Reply 60 of 188
    boogabooga Posts: 1,082member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sheff View Post


    Haha. Yea well weather we like it or not Win7 "Slates" are coming. A year from now or two years but there is no question in my mind that we'll see them. The only question is weather they will be crushed by Android or Chrome. I think it will be a closer battle between Google and MS then it is currently in the phone side, simply because MS can just bring all the programs they have on Win7 over to Win7 Tablet edition.



    Perhaps the ironic thing is that the .NET 4 Touch SDK is actually pretty decent, as is the C# language compared to Objective-C. Combine that with some rather nice database, connectivity, and kernel technology and there's really no technical reason why Microsoft SHOULDN'T be able to make a kick-ass touch device. What they appear to be utterly incompetent at is using technology to build an actual solution to consumer needs and integrating well into a consumer's life. They still seem driven by the feature checklist and battling their competitors rather than just building good stuff for people.
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