Ballmer: Windows Phone 8 'WILL ramp quickly', god dammit
Man says thing it was most unlikely he would not say
In an unsurprising vote of confidence in his own company and its latest product, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer predicts that Windows Phone 8 will create a strong third player in the mobile market and sell quickly.
Speaking at a launch event for Win 8 in Israel, reported on by Reuters, he said:
With the work we have done with Nokia, HTC, Samsung and others ... there is now an opportunity to create really a strong third participant in the smartphone market.
We're still relatively small ... I expect the volumes on Windows Phone to really ramp quickly.
Well at least Ballmer is on message.
Ballmer promised an advertising blitz too saying that Microsoft would advertise more on the products out now - Windows 8, the Surface - than on any other. ®
Being Dutch I totally agree that Win8 will ramp, the sooner the better!
(fyi: "ramp" is also a Dutch word meaning 'disaster') :-)
"Android has a very open source feel to it, just like Linux - yes, it is infinitely customisable but in my opinion, that's its downfall, for any one simple situation - ie, copying my photo collection to the device - there is no single way of doing it, just lots and lots of ways that pretty much almost work... generally with poor documentation and I just don't have the time for that sort of malarkey..."
You are bad at technology. Get an iPhone.
Copying photo collections to a device 'mostly works'? Dropbox sync, USB cable drag and drop? Add to that now NFC and beaming as well as the older Bluetooth file transfer and I have no problem doing what I need. Is there something specific you need that is very unusual? If not I can't think of a single thing I need to do that is difficult, or even hard, on Android.