Woz on Microsoft’s Surface: “I want to own one. I want to use one.”

Woz on Microsoft’s Surface: “I want to own one. I want to use one.”
Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, is no stranger to giving his unbiased opinion on whatever the latest and greatest is in the tech world. When it comes to what Microsoft has been doing recently, he likes what he sees.

Recently at the Entel Summit in Chile, Woz spoke on a number of various topics from MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom to what he would like to see in the future of mobile devices. Along the way Woz spoke about some of things coming out of Microsoft’s camp.

"I do see a lot of stuff coming out from Microsoft in the consumer arena. A lot of people like to say that Microsoft's had no successes in the last so many years, but the Xbox is a success, and certainly Kinect."

He raises a good point. Many people don’t realize that the Kinect actually beat out the iPhone and iPad’s launch number to grab the Guinness World Record title of 'fastest selling consumer electronics device.'

He went on to comment on the Nokia Lumia handsets running Microsoft’s Windows Phone and it’s upcoming, self-made Surface tablet. "They have such a striking visual appearance, which is a lot of what Steve Jobs was always looking for -- the art and technology, the convergence of art and technology.” 

Woz joked that he thought Steve Jobs may have been reincarnated somewhere at Microsoft.

“I want to own one. I want to use one,” he said of Surface. "I'm glad that Microsoft is starting to show that maybe they're a different company than before. I don't remember this sort of thing happening in a long, long time from Microsoft.”

source: Cnet

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1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I like this guy.

10. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yeah, maybe it's just that he looks like a jolly fellow but he always seems to be very on-point with his opinions.

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The real techie. Unbiased. And very straight forward to his point of views.

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I borderline love him...lol.

20. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ahh, good 'ol Woz.

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Wow, this guy really does seem to be honest and unbiased.

3. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

who cares what this fat little ewok says. Windows phone is behind, its functionailties are limited and its only unique selling point is its UI and xbox integration. other than that its a crap restrictive 2010 OS.

4. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

what fanboy are you? you mentioned nothing about Android, you don't agree with Apple's co founder and you bash windows... could it be? an endangered BB Fan?


Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Totally agree with u... Y would u want to use w half baked OS.. ANDROID !!!!!!!!!!!

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Surface uses a 2012 (and not even finalized and released) OS, that can run full desktop applications, and beats EVERYTHING else in the mobile world out in terms of raw capability. Granted, the RT version will have some restrictions, but it will likely be as or more capable than even Android, because it is desktop based, not phone based. Nothing against Android, which is a good capable OS, but you might as well be comparing a graphing calculator to Nintendo DS and calling the DS limited because it doesn't do the same stuff. Different products, different markets.

9. becazican

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

bloodline your an idiot and i would say about 14 years old with very little friends. If you dont know anything about this man you should keep quiet. He's a techie ! As they use to say he is fat but he can go on a diet but you my friend will always be stupid

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you're a dumb 14yr old. you don't event KNOW that WOZ co created APPLE you little dumb turd. and he's a lover of all tech

5. Aeires unregistered

Woz also went to Google HQ to pick up a Galaxy Nexus in person. He's a tech lover like the rest of us.

6. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

He's just an unbiased tech lover, that's how many of us should be. Before he was curious with Android, now he's fascinated from new Microsoft stuff...nothing wrong

11. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

i like this guy, he just says the same thing that i feel about the products, whenever i see a new product and then read the opinion of woz about that product, i feel like he has just read my mind..........i think he should become the ceo of apple, i will buy his proucts at any cost............he says that iphone is still the best phone,he said that android beats iphone in navigation,few months back, he said that metro ui is the best ui in the world, he is just talking about my dream phone....an iphone with metro ui,google maps and offline siri.....

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

He should be CEO of every company

15. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Why would a company hire him as CEO if he won't lie to customers and gouge every penny from them and sue other companies to keep market share?

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

at least he's smarter than some CEO's. so i kinda over react a bit and yes he does have millions of dollars in STOCK

16. jlscott777

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If Steve Ballmer was really smart he would send Steve Wozniak the very first Surface tablet as a present.

19. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i really like this man! he's not bias!

21. mutefury

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

paid dude to promote windows phone just like ELOP.

22. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

^troll guy paid by no one but instead, just being crazy.

23. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

An Apple Co founder....paid to promote Windows Tablet...that will be competing with the iPad for tablet sales.... Ok.

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