Woz on Microsoft’s Surface: “I want to own one. I want to use one.”
posted by Charlene S. / Jul 10, 2012, 6:27 AM
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.”
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I like this guy.
posted on Jul 10, 2012, 6:47 AM 24
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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.
posted on Jul 10, 2012, 6:59 AM 4
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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.
posted on Jul 10, 2012, 7:47 AM 5
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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
posted on Jul 10, 2012, 8:09 AM 5
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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.....
posted on Jul 10, 2012, 8:22 AM 6
He should be CEO of every company
posted on Jul 10, 2012, 9:37 AM 3
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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?
posted on Jul 10, 2012, 11:49 AM 2
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paid dude to promote windows phone just like ELOP.
posted on Jul 11, 2012, 6:12 AM 0
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