Diana Bass gets the quotes from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer popping off about Apple’s iPad success and what the Windows maker plans to do about it. Ballmer in Business Week:
Today, one of the top issues on my mind is ‘hey there’s a category we have had Windows on for a long time and Apple’s done an interesting job of putting together a synthesis and putting a product out’
Microsoft has been pushing tablets for eight years. On future efforts to compete:
We’re coming. We’re coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows.
On Google Android devices:
Bring it, we relish the competition. If we can’t compete with whatever the weird collection of Android machines is going to look like, shame on us.
I’ve decided not to hold my breath waiting for a Microsoft powered device.