Ballmer: Android is wild, uncontrolled and malware prone; Apple is overpriced
posted by Alan F. / Nov 14, 2012, 11:56 PM
in between the two to make a success of Microsoft's mobile OS. Ballmer says that Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft Surface have all been done right and unlike Apple and Android, Microsoft is talking closely with developers. Talking about Windows, he says, "It just works," a comment usually directed at Apple's smooth as silk iOS. Ballmer also got in a shot at the Apple Maps debacle.
These are critical days for Microsoft with Windows Phone 8 rolling out along with the Microsoft Surface RT tablet and Windows 8. Next quarter, RIM is expected to launch BlackBerry 10 and the competition will tighten up some more. The conventional wisdom has Windows Phone 8 battling with BlackBerry 10 for third next year with the loser moving one step closer to extinction.
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oh ballmer just ssshhhhhhh
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 11:59 PM 52
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yes, just crying how incompetent is his mobile OS...
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 12:39 AM 7
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posted on Nov 15, 2012, 1:21 AM 17
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I think Steve Ballmer should read more PA articles, cause he's saying the opposite... http://www.phonearena.com/news
Whats coming next from this comedian... Mama jokes? :d
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 2:18 AM 18
You know your Android phone is redneck if... Seriosly, MS CEO calling Android suspect to malware. Windows created companies like McAfee, Symantec, and others. You can't sue your way to the top, or criticize your way there either. Companies should just focus on improving their produccts and STFU.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 6:00 AM 9
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Or, the CEO could not be as arrogant as Ballmer is. I wonder how long he will last if Win 8 upgrades (from earlier versions of Windows) are slow to materialize. The upgrade revenues can easily swamp the revenues from new PC sales. If the upgrades (and their revenues) are slow to materialize, Bill has a bad day.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 6:31 AM 3
I'm willing to bet W8 upgrades will be the lowest in the past 20 years for MS. W8 might have the best first adaption rate because tablets are getting pushed like never before, but the difference from W7 to W8 is too big and going to have an impact on people wanting to upgrade their computers. How did Ballmer get this position anyway? He seems like an easy person to replace if things indeed don't go well with W8.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:27 AM 0
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Not supporting Ballmer, but everything is vulnerable to virus if not careful...even we are!! Ballmer needs to calm his "Ball.."s..this is no way to start a friendly battle... he's shooting off at all the wrong places!
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:50 AM 2
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He's dumb, he knows very well the OS Bill Gates made was open source since and of course an open source would be prone to malware.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 2:06 AM 3
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yeah ballmer WP is great but dont slander Android which is easily the best mobile OS otu there....word to the wise Ballmer...Dont hunt wachya cant kill!
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 3:22 AM 11
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Maybe finally the time has come when Android and iOS fans will fight back. As one.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 5:26 AM 2
Apple is overpriced? Poor Ballmer, just because you yourself cannot afford one :)
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 12:03 AM 3
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it IS overpriced.im surely not gonna pay Rs.52000 (950$) for a tiny 4 inch screen with 16 gigs of storage space.im not talking iOS vs Android both systems have their fair share of cons and pros..but seriously that price is too damn high.meme intended.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 12:12 AM 21
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Apple is overpriced. Its not that one can't afford it but the thing is that one can get something better for lower price. iPhone 5 costs 900$+ in India. How that is cheap?
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 12:12 AM 21
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