HP PC chief: Microsoft's Surface is 'KLUDGEY'. There, I said it
Man says not entirely surprising thing for him to say
HP's chief of personal systems has branded Microsoft's Surface "kludgey" in a broadside against the new laptop-cum-tablet hardware.
Todd Bradley dismissed the fondletop in an interview with IDG's CITEworld, and said although the tech press is obsessed with it, the public couldn't care less about Microsoft's 10-inch offering. It was not a threat to HP's hardware, Bradley stressed.
"I'd hardly call Surface competition," Bradley said, listing the reasons why his tablet was better than Microsoft's tablet:
One, very limited distribution. It tends to be slow and a little kludgey as you use it. It's expensive. Holistically, the press has made a bigger deal out of Surface than what the world has chosen to believe.
Meanwhile, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had his turn voicing an opinion or two today: he slammed the iPhone for being too expensive and Android for being "wild and uncontrolled". This was also the week in which his Windows 8 president Steven Sinofsky quit so soon after the launch of the new operating system and Surface hardware. ®
Ballmer's opinion is like a chair to the head. No one wants it.
I thought HP were going to have a whole comet-full of windows 8 stuff on sale by now. Instead they are slagging it off (or at least the ginger stepbrother of it) Weird gets wieridererer.
Oh, and wasn't WebOs going to rise zombie-like from the grave too? what news on that, lads?
I think HP will be next through the magic curtains to the afterlife.
He's right about the iPhone 5 though, it is overpriced for what it offers.
What always surprises me...
Is that when a company has made $awesome_hardware_which_everyone_should_have you hardly ever see one of their own staff working with it. This isn't only commenting on Microsoft, but other companies too. Its a given.
Back in he Compaq days the iPaq was advertised as one of the greatest thing to have but you'd never see the CEO walking around with one. And there are dozens of examples like this.
The moment where I see Ballmer carrying around a Surface and also actually /using/ it to, for example, take notes during a press conference or something then I maybe believe in some of Microsoft propaganda. But until that time first things first; like waiting for version 2 which doesn't start showing wirering in the keyboard after a few weeks of use.
"Ballmer's opinion is like a chair to the head. No one wants it."
Apart from youtube viewers, who seem very keen on the more Neanderthal bits.