They say an Apple a day keeps the doctor away but there’s one person that needs tablets to keep him going. Poor Steve Ballmer.
The trouble is Steve has admitted that Apple “have sold certainly more than I’d like them to have sold.”
So, Steve is having real trouble swallowing the fact that the iPad was a success but what’s he gonna do about it? Create a WIndows rival of course!
“They’ll be shipping as soon as they are ready,” Ballmer said, on third party tablets. “It is job one urgency. No one is sleeping at the switch.”
Ballmer said the goal is “not just to deliver products, but to deliver products that people want to buy.”
Stevie got more and more boisterous and started to sound like his old cowboy self.
“We’re coming,” he said. “We’re coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows.”
He even threw in a slight at Apple’s iPad (you know, the one that sold loads). “When you get your Windows 7 machine, it will print,” Ballmer quipped. “Some people actually like to print every now and then.”