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Bill Gates Is Not That Impressed By The iPad

Bill Gates Is Not That Impressed By The iPad

Posted February 11, 2010 at 10:59am by iClarified · 6836 views
Bill Gates has weighed in with his thoughts on the iPad and he is not that impressed.

He made these comments to Brent Schlender from

“You know, I’m a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen and a real keyboard - in other words a netbook - will be the mainstream on that,” he said. “So, it’s not like I sit there and feel the same way I did with iPhone where I say, ‘Oh my God, Microsoft didn’t aim high enough.’ It’s a nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.’”

Truth be told there is nothing impressive about the iPad's hardware features. However, Apple has an amazing ability to generate huge publicity and will use that to get the device into the hands of many customers. After that it will be the thousands of developers Apple now has eagerly working for them that will make the iPad a success.

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Roberto Salermo
Roberto Salermo - February 11, 2010 at 1:11pm
He is, however, impressed by the Zune and the new tablet PC that was introduced every week since the year 2000.
HO - February 11, 2010 at 2:30pm
...Let me guess, ur impressed by the iPod and the iPad...
c - February 11, 2010 at 7:59pm
He is moreover putting them on the same level of unimpressiveness (if thats a word).
Albertini - February 11, 2010 at 12:32pm
If it doesn't multitask, is just a giant ipod, Netbook gives you more freedom to do hwatever you want
HO - February 11, 2010 at 11:20am
It's a nice reader!, well said, wonder why ppl still call this thing a new "experience" just a frkn reader, oh wait, that second part, "Marketing"...yup that is the "Experience"....
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