Microsoft CFO: We’re ready, willing, and able to launch a ‘Surface Mini’ tablet

“Apple wasn’t the only speaking at Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, and Microsoft’s CFO Peter Klein tried to garner some attention by saying that Microsoft is ready, willing and able to launch a device similar to Apple’s iPad mini,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “But the talk ended there and melted into a fog of when they’d actually launch it.”

Purcher writes, “Back in 2012, CRN had [Microsoft CEO Steve] Ballmer on record as saying that they’re ‘not going to let any piece of this go uncontested to Apple,’ shouted Ballmer. ‘Not the consumer cloud. Not hardware software innovation. We are not leaving any of that to Apple by itself. Not going to happen. Not on our watch.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Big Dummy BallmerThis is yet another excellent, original idea from Mr. Baller & Co.

If Microsoft isn’t hard at work transforming their Surface duds into mini flops and flushing even more R&D money down the toilet, they should be.

Don’t forget the kickstands and keyboards, dummies!

As always, we like their strategy. We like it a lot.

49 Comments

        1. Ballmer behind a curtain? Drawing it aside would reveal not some lovable hot-air balloonist but rather some creep like used to hang out at those old adult bookstore video machines – slobbering, panting, rubbing off, making a mess.

  1. Wow! A Surface mini! Now we’re talking! This will blow the doors off! And it’s coming Real Soon Now! Get in line already! (I hope Stevey Ballmer appears at the launch! I so want his autograph!)

  2. Well, let’s see, with an attached keyboard and a kickstand, the name “Surface Mini” gives us a whole new, modern-day oxymoron. Also, I wonder if MS will find some way to make the “Surface Mini” squirt?

  3. Microsloth borrowed an old saying to use as their R&D slogan: “If you throw enough shit at the wall, something’s bound to stick!”

    One of my favorite photos MDN! And the “I don’t get it” look on Ballmers face is priceless.

  4. I love it that Ballmer considers these days to be Microsoft’s “watch.” Like somehow they were anointed by the powers-that-be. That must be what happens when you have a monopoly. You start to think you deserve it.

    Well, may he continue MS’s undisciplined grasping for “more” for as long as it takes!

  5. As long as Ballsucker gets more catholic girls in school uniforms and tall white sox to writhe around and dance like sluts they are sure to sell their mini copy. What terrible marketing.

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