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. ®