Bill Gates supports Microsoft’s decision to build its own tablets
16. wendygarett (unregistered)
However it is the right way to kill iPad
3. steelicon (Posts: 315; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
How many times do they have to fail for them to realize that they cannot pull off an Apple?
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Doesn't keep them from trying. The desktop is going to go through significant transformation - Gates acknowledged as much. If MS doesn't come up with a viable approach to the new reality, they will join the ranks of other failed companies like DEC, Palm, RIM, etc.
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
It is not as if the PC manufacturers have much of an alternative. Windows is on what percentage of desktop and notebook systems? Not even Android has that kind of hegemony in the mobile space. The PC manufacturers don't have any choice.
7. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
MS go ahead make your own phone Kin and Tablet Kin and kick Nokia out of the door. Good luck with that.
9. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I love the fact that Microsoft finally decided to sell upgrades for a reasonable price and make them available to Windows XP. $40 is way more reasonable than $120 and up. Microsoft is headed in the right direction as long as they don't give themselves too much of a competitive advantage.
11. darkvadervip (Posts: 358; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
Somebody ban that dude! Go Microsoft go android go apple! Just like what you like and stop being a hater. I got an apple phone getting the surface pro when it comes out and got my android phone as a backup phone plus my MacBook pro for a laptop. Point being its my money. I spend it like I want, like what I like. I'm kind of tired of this apple vs android when in the end they all pay Microsoft a small fee. So who is the pimp and who is the player. Aka stocks and bonds. Be true to yourself most of you all don't use things you buy to its full potential. It's call bragging rights on who got the best and current specs.
15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
if they could make the surface RT lower than ipad's $499 price tag.. then MS is on the right path...
or if manufactures will make a sub $500 talbet of win8 then surface will fail if its price will start on $600
i hope they could make a tablet smaller than 10" maybe 8"? nokia is rumored making a cross over of phone and tablet but i hope not 7", i hope 8"!!! :)
18. mercorp (Posts: 989; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Please come back to microsoft and fire that scumbag Ballmer,Bill.