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Is Microsoft going to do more hardware after Surface? “Obviously,” says chief executive Steve Ballmer

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:37

Microsoft’s chief executive Steve Ballmer admits that the Windows 8 launch and everything around it like the Microsoft Surface and Windows Phone 8…

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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:41 6

1. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

"was bashed for the software"??

I am using Windows 8 for sometime now, its a steep learning curve but once u get it.. Its amazing.. Would be awesome on touchscreen..

Come on Surface PRO!!!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 08:02 2

3. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

He is referring to the RT version which has a vacant store... I, too, am excited for the Pro version of Surface.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:24

5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

The Surface OS was indeed maligned by most reviewers out there. Remember this is a consumer product and if the learning curve is too steep, your average consumer will be frustrated and return it.

As for the topic at hand, I do wonder what effect this will have on computer manufacturing companies. If Microsoft is now going to manufacture their own phones...what stops them from doing computers as well? And what will their partners think of the software company getting into their cash? Should be an interesting drama.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:42 2

6. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

If you can add 1+1=2, then you'll be fine.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:43

2. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Sure thing....
The pc is always commoditized in the hands of hp,acer and many others.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 08:05 1

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Let HP/Acer and others give a push to UBUNTU. That will give real choice to end users in terms of full OS on a TAB ...

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 15:45 1

7. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

I'm all for the surface phone but please don't overprice and don't play exclusive to ATT!

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