“Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said the transition from PCs to smartphones and tablets is a time of ‘potential tumult’ in the technology industry, but said the software maker will continue to prosper in the changing market,” Alexei Oreskovic reports for Reuters
“Ballmer said that Microsoft’s Windows operating system, currently used in the vast majority of the world’s PCs, will be featured on the new breed of touchscreen tablet PCs,” Oreskovic reports. “‘Depending on what you’re trying to get done with the device at different times, there will be people who absolutely will want the comfortable and familiar look of Windows,’ said Ballmer at the All Things Digital conference on Thursday, where he appeared on stage along with Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie.”
“Apple Inc. has taken the lead in the nascent tablet market, selling more than 2 million of its iPad tablets in about two months,” Oreskovic reports.
MacDailyNews Take: The “nascent” tablet market into which Microsoft and their so-called “partners” have been trying and failing to sell Windows-based dreck for approximately the last decade. Outsold by Apple in mere months.
Oreskovic continues, “Apple also recently surpassed Microsoft in market value. ‘There’s nothing bad for us in the trend,’ Ballmer said of consumers’ tastes for new Internet-connected gadgets like tablets and smartphones. ‘We are moving from a world that’s fundamentally good for us to a world that could be even better,’ he said.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hoist! “May Steve Ballmer remain Microsoft CEO for as long as it takes!” Tilt and drink!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Judge Bork” and “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]