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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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by Laurence on Wed 20th Feb 2013 00:23 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
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I meant, for others who don't do much video watching while commuting. For those that do, they can store a few videos locally. Its not ideal, but then again, no tablet has a good solution for this on a decent scale.

erm, any tablet is a decent solution for this.

I think you're getting a little carried away with the > 128GB figures. My point was just that many people do use local storage on tablets.

Me? No, but are a lot of other people really that different from me? I've seen a lot of people who buy such outrageous sizes (me included) but don't use anywhere near that amount of space.

My music collection is > 250GB and I still have a stack of vinyl and CDs yet to copy. So yeah, some other people really are that different from you.

I'm not 100% happy today with how things are, but I do see the potential and where things are going. I don't dispute there are rough edges and limitations, I just dispute the impact of said limitations. They're no more major than the rough edges that Windows Vista or Windows 7 had. Product engineering is not perfect, and given a finite set of resources and the logistics of the matter, I can understand why trade offs had to be made.

To be frank, that's just making excuses.

Microsoft have one of the deepest pockets and best research labs in IT. If anyone should have been capable of pulling off a decent tablet, it should have been Microsoft.

Edited 2013-02-20 00:24 UTC

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