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Microsoft also disses the iPad, says its a novelty product

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    A number of Microsoft employees have also come out to diss the iPad. And the criticisms seems to relate to similar themes such as - it's a novelty product, it's not a real computer and the whole idea of tablets os unlikely to succeed.

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    A couple reports quote Microsoft employees and and members of its partner network trotting out some familiar arguments: It's a novelty item and not a real computer; Apple's app development is locked down; and the very idea of tablets is unlikely to succeed.

    "It is a humorous world in how Microsoft is much more open than Apple," Brandon Watson, the director of product management in the developer platform at Microsoft, told Technologizer (a site I also write for and whose content is sometimes syndicated at PCWorld). Watson hit on some other old tropes, saying iPhone developers don't make money (that's not always true) and iPhone app development is expensive because it uses Objective C language instead of .NET framework, which is more widely used.</blockquote>

    News Source: <A href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/188142/microsoft_disses_the_ipad_of_course.html" target="_blank">PCWorld</a>
     
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    tellin it like it is.

    they didnt need to mention .net though. as popular as it is, you dont need to compare a programming language when your supposed to be knocking hardware.

    allin all, ipad would be successfull if it ran a flow blown OSX distro.
     
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    And here i was expecting MS to be fully supportive of Apple's product :rolleyes:.
     
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    Of course they diss it - it's not one of their products!
     
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    Also plugging their own software. What a shitty company. Do you have to be a ****-head to get a job at MS or do you turn into one later?
     
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    Another bullsh*t this ipad. There are portable pc for that. I think the real problem is the battery.
     
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    I have a portable with "monster hardware" for newest PC games, so a tablet PC could never replace it. My Notebook battery lasts for 8 hours, and how many hours does a tablet battery last with weak hardware? ;)
     
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    The only reason people buy into Apple bs anyway is becuase of the hype. Ive owned macs, Ive owned all 3 Iphones. All they do is make announcements of announcements to make people want what they dont even have finished yet. Hell, I think they even leak small bits of info about their own stuff just to raise the hype. The Iphone is a toy. Thats all I see it as. Its on a horrible network, garbage rate plans and a bunch of gimmicks.
    MAs have 1 thing going for them, no viruses..... Any of the graphical changes on mac can be made on windows. You can even run osx from an intel based PC now so....

    The Ipad is a huge Ipod touch. thats it. the processor.. ehh... still a huge ipod touch, nothing more offered, no new kids of apps to use.... Running on same crap OS as the Iphone.

    Steve jobs really does think hes god. Im tired of hearing about Iphhone all the time and being told Im just jealoud because I have an adroid. Hey dope.. I have an android because I had an Iphone ;)
     
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    Apple is crap.
     
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    i want this to have digital toilet paper so i can just hold it to my ass and it gets wiped.

    if it doesnt,then this is quite useless...
     
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    That's optional in the next version, $299 for regular and $399 for quilted.
     
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    The sad truth is...people will STILL buy it!!

    For me, im considering the HP slate...
     
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    Can the Apple A4 run OSX?

    Isn't the iPad the first device to run the A4 Soc? I'll admit that I don't know much about Apples new chip, but I am curious about it's potential.
     
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    I so agree with you. :)

    When i bought a new phone i could have bought an Iphone, but i didnt want a locked system with lots of gimmicks.
    I ended up with a HTC phone, and HTC will be my next choice too.

    I dont own anything Apple make, and i'm "proud of it!! :) I have worked at a company that promoted and sold Iphone, Ipod etc. I tried it all, and thats why i dont buy anything from Apple.

    And yes.. Jobs think he is god, but Apple will fall.

    Sony thought they were God too with PS2, but they became #3..
    Nintendo was God, in 80's and 90's.. but ended up as #2.

    No company stays on top forever... Not even the mighty Microsoft..
     
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    This is great for Carrot Top.
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    What comedian could resist to use a iPad as a gag prop for an iPhone.

    Omg did I just shrink or did my iPhone get huge. :D
     
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    and how about the virtual tongue version?
    you know the one that actually liks your ass clean...yummy...

    how much will that be?:p

    no matter what the pricing will be then,if it can do that then i'm buying for shure!:D
     
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    Sounds like if Apple creates a new video game console, the likes of Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony will join forces to take down Sauron- er... Steve Jobs.
     
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    Uuuuh. Novell brought Mono to the iPhone and is bringing Mono to the ipad.

    If you can't figure out ObjC then what are you doing as a developer?
     
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    I'm buying Ipad stock now. If microsoft hates it, it must be good then.
     
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    Quoting yours truly from another thread.

    I'm always fucking right.
     
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