Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:18 UTC
Microsoft "Although Bill Gates stepped away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft nearly five years ago, he still keeps a close eye on the company he co-founded - and he isn't always happy with what he sees. During a recent interview broadcast this morning on CBS This Morning, the Microsoft chairman was asked by Charlie Rose whether he was happy with Steve Ballmer's performance as chief executive. Noting that there have been 'many amazing things' accomplished under Ballmer's leadership in the past couple of years, Gates said he was not satisfied with the company's innovations." It's impossible to deny by this point that Microsoft hasn't done well in mobile. It would be more surprising if Gates had denied it.
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by lucas_maximus on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:28 UTC
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Not surprised.

I was really looking forward to the surface RT and it was overpriced. I can't justify buying a device that I can't program on.

The nokia range of lumias is nice, but the market is swamped with (BTW if you are in Spain) cheap and pretty good Android devices. My neighbour on the bus was showing me her phone and it looked nicer than my old HTC desire for less than €100.

I am a bit of a Microsoft fanboy and I have to admit, that full Windows on an ARM device was what I wanted on a notebook and because of RT that isn't going to happen which is a real shame.

Microsoft is going the way of IBM and tbh that is expected. I still love their developer tools and I still like using Windows.

Edited 2013-02-18 21:29 UTC

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