Web 2.0 Summit – Steve Ballmer: “You need to be a computer scientist to use Android”

Steve Ballmer at Web 2.0 Conference

Steve Ballmer at Web 2.0 Conference

We’ve compiled quotes from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who spoke out on Bing, Android, Google+, cloud services, and a number of things at the Web 2.0 Summit.

Steve Ballmer is not known for holding back and at the Web 2.0 Summit on Tuesday, the Microsoft CEO tossed out some decent one-liners. Attacking Google search, Android, Yahoo, and touting the company’s recent purchase of Skype, Ballmer let loose, as he often does. Below are some select quotes.

On Android: “You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone. I think you do to use an Android Phone…It is hard for me to be excited about the Android phones.”

On Apple: “Apple is a good competitor, but a different one…Both [an iPhone and a Windows phone] are going to feel very good in your hand and both going to look very beautiful physically…. but when you grab a Windows phone and use it… your information is front and centre… and you don’t have to scroll through seas of icons and blah blah blah. A Windows phone gets things done.”

On rumors of Microsoft making its own hardware: “We are [only] focused on enabling hardware innovation…We have been very successful enabling hardware innovation and will continue to do so.”

On Bing: “Today I’d issue you all a challenge to go take any search you want and try it out on Bing and Google! Seventy percent of the time you probably won’t care, 15 percent you’ll like us better, 15 percent you’ll like other guy better!”

On Microsoft’s failed bid for Yahoo in 2008: ”Sometimes you are lucky. Ask any CEO who might have bought something before the market crashed (in 2008)… Hallelujah! Putting everything else aside, the market fell apart…. Sometimes you’re lucky.”

On competing with Google in cloud services: “All in, baby!. We are winning, winning, winning, winning.”

On Google+ and social: “There are a variety of different things that fall under the social banner. We’re adding what I’d call ‘connectivity to people’ into our core products, The acquisition of Skype is big step down that path toward connecting with other people.”

The quotes in this article were compiled from the Telegraph, InformationWeek, CNET and Internet Evolution.


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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 Event, Microsoft, WP7 No Comments

Windows Phone 7 has higher customer satisfaction rates than Android

…the rise of Windows Phone! :-)

The result for the latest Changewave survey from June 2011 confirmed all the other reports we have collected about high customer satisfaction rates amongst Windows Phone 7 users.

The survey shows 57% of Windows Phone 7 users in USA are “very satisfied” with devices running the OS, compared to 50% on Android.  This number is 4 times larger than the 14% “very satisfied” rate of Windows Mobile.

They note however:

“Even so, the higher Windows Phone 7 rating has yet to produce a sustained momentum boost for Microsoft in term of buyer preferences.”

We all of course know Windows Phone 7 still have pretty low sales numbers in the USA, and results such as these suggests the best thing Microsoft could do is get the OS in as many hands as possible and let users make up their own mind.

Surveys such as this should also be presented to sales staff at mobile phone dealers, to convince them from a customer satisfaction point of view Windows Phone 7 is actually more likely to result in a satisfied buyer than the latest Android battery hog, and possible decrease their return rate.

Read the full survey at Changewave here.

via WMPU: View article…

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Monday, July 18th, 2011 Microsoft, WP7 No Comments