“Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday dismissed the Android mobile operating system, saying he believed that building it was financially unsound for Google,” Suzanne Tindal reports for CNET.
“Speaking at Telstra’s annual investment day, Ballmer said designing Android wasn’t easy for Google. ‘They can hire smart guys, hire a lot of people, blah dee blah dee blah, but you know they start out way behind, in a certain sense,’ he said,” Tindal reports. “He questioned Google’s ability to make money with Android. ‘I don’t really understand their strategy. Maybe somebody else does. If I went to my shareholder meeting, my analyst meeting, and said, ‘hey, we’ve just launched a new product that has no revenue model!’…I’m not sure that my investors would take that very well. But that’s kind of what Google’s telling their investors about Android,’ he said.”
MacDailyNews Take: Zune.
Tindal continues, “Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo also jumped in with his opinion. ‘My view is, (Android is) interesting, not compelling,’ he said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Joe J.” for the heads up.]