Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:05 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft had its annual financial analyst meeting on Thursday, and Steve Ballmer answered questions about what the company's answer to the iPad was going to be, and whether Windows Phone 7 was going to be a part of that product strategy. He said, "We're coming . . . We're coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows." Ballmer and Microsoft so don't get it. I can't believe Steve Ballmer is making me feel sorry for Microsoft.
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Android is a choice for everyone now on anything non-apple (and on older iPhone models too if you so choose).

We still need a decent Android tablet to compete with the iPad. And I'm talking about one running Froyo (2.2) that has access to apps on the Android Marketplace. Only problem is, most people that skipped out on the iPad don't seem to want to pay more than $200 for a tablet, which is really a shame, unless you're content with one of those cheap Chinese iPad knockoffs.

I know a lot of people don't see the need/use for tablets, but I had an iPad in my possession for a few days and became a fan of tablets. IMHO, they make much better 'couch computers' than laptops or netbooks, and they could even replace a dedicated ebook reader if you don't mind reading on an LCD screen. I decided to pass on the iPad though, because I can't stand iTunes, so I'm still waiting on that killer Android tablet to come out.

As for MS, those guys don't have a clue. I'm not even sure how they managed to get as big as they are, being as incompetent as they are. If their Windows/Office monopoly ever comes crashing down, it's game over for them, because they can't seem to do much of anything else right.

Edited 2010-07-31 08:29 UTC

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