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Ballmer: Android is wild, uncontrolled and malware prone; Apple is overpriced

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Nov 2012, 23:56

When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was a little kid, was he not told that if you don't have something nice to say about someone, don't say anything? Instead, Ballmer had some unkind comments for both competitors although they were not anything new...

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posted on 15 Nov 2012, 18:25

106. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

no you see there only giving props when they wanna say the surface is s**t. in every apple article you get the android lot saying how crap apple products are..........nice try though trying to make the android seem fair and the apple lot biased. but there both as bad as each other recently

well what do you expect him to say really, sure i agree he's going abit far and running his mouth but he's not goona big up the competition is he...........every company does stuff like this

i just find it funny how the reaction from the supposed pro-tech choice open minded android lot is to attack and slate the products and in some cases i.e. 'troll'' he disrespects anyone who uses a differant os

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 01:35 8

33. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Is it me or is Google the only one who doesn't chat shi* about the competition and just gets on developing and building innovation

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:01 2

38. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 110; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

And windows phone is the cheapest thing in the world ^_^
I think, that users just need to think before installing strange APK after clicking on the malware. And in Jelly Bean there is a system antimalware and antiwirus software. Tada!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:18 2

46. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

that kinda speech will end you in the gutters

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:56 1

52. josephnero (Posts: 590; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

go home Ballmar,you,re drunk

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 03:29 5

59. tedkord (Posts: 13882; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I don't understand how people around this guy keep from punching him right in his clown face every time the buffoon opens his mouth. Just watching him on video makes me want to punch my screen.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 03:34 4

61. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I'm so glad I'm not alone in this feeling!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 05:45 1

69. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

And me2!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 04:13

62. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Well the Overpricing of apple products is true.. but as for android- it is somewhat true but not all the time...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 05:54 1

74. pradeepkchauhan (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)

Shut your f**king Mouth Steve Ballmer .......

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 06:25

77. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

I hate Windows, now one more reason to go.
When your product is good show it or sell it in that way, not by saying they are bad.
That is not good marketing.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 10:45

91. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

so locked down and closed OS is better *rolling my eyes*

talk sh*t when your market share reaches 10 % MS

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:32 5

99. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

I'd say that Windows Phone is a happy medium between Android and iOS. While Google lets the manufacturers (and carriers) tinker with the OS and Apple pretty much controls everything with iOS, Microsoft found common ground. I feel that Windows Phones has OEMs trying to make more unique designs, hence, why Nokia and HTC made phones in bright colors. Also, Nokia has their array of exclusive apps, as does HTC and Samsung. However, the UI is the same across all devices, which allows pretty much the same performance on all WP devices.

Also, I find it funny how Android users will comment on "choice" and "open," but I see comments on here about how they hate OEM skins and would prefer all phones have stock Android ICS/JB. Which is it? If Google demanded all OEMs to have stock and controlled all the updates, then it would be closed like Apple. It's interesting, to say the least. The fanboy wars are stupid anyway. Just purchase the phone and OS that YOU like. I'm honestly getting tired of Android and because I love Windows 8, I am seriously considering getting a Windows Phone 8 in the future.

Android users, if you're all about "choice," then why bash those who CHOOSE NOT to use Android, but prefer iOS, Windows Phone 8, Blackberry, and whatever other mobile OS there is out there? I just don't get it.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 17:34

103. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

well said........well said .......to keep it simple we should just leave the Nexus phone as it is (stock)......and all other non nexus phones as they are (skins).....problem solved.......... or at least most of it is anyway :)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 18:18 1

105. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I agree. Well said. I am among the few that actually likes the different OEM UI's. And IMO before Honeycomb, ICS, JB..... stock Android was too boring, plain for me.

All I can say is fanboys will be fanboys...for any product. You can usually tell the level headed, rationale users for Android, iOS, WP, etc.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 18:49

108. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Phone hating should stop. i agree with you.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 14:11 1

100. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


That is all I have to say.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 18:47

107. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

One does not simply criticize on some other company's work and not finding out what themselves are bad at.

And this fool called BALL.mer does it.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 00:09

109. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 110; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

With WP7 Microsoft made an effort to compete with iOS. It was simple and with many restrictions, but zero usful apps. Windows Phone 8 changes that, but te prime time of the platform is lost in late 2010.

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