I just saw this image on facebook, on someones wall. It's a photo set of the launch events of Steve Jobs announcing the iPad by Apple and Steve Ballmer announcing The Surface by Microsoft.
Then, I looked at it again, and I saw this!
My 'Karmic' judgement:
- look at the aggression in Steve Ballmer's body!
- at the position microsoft is in the tablet business, Ballmer should be folding his hands and praying!
- check out Steve Jobs and how deftly he holds his piece of art
- Ballmer actually is balancing The Surface with one hand so that he can punch a fight with the other??
The Universe rewards those with humility and peace - not with those who show aggression and vanity.
Sorry MS - you ain't my kinda Company....
I will be able to answer this question after three months. That is after I get it in my hands.
I have already cancelled the plans for iPad 3.
And I could never get used to iOS or OS X :D In fact my Mac loving pals tell me the same thing, you need to "get used to it" to like it. I tell them the same thing as you did...
Android Tablets failing - a bit tooo early to say. I think over the next 5 years we'll see an extremely similar shift in the mobile space as we saw in the PC space...
Thanks... this was to point that it's a overall synergy of the team that makes any product successful.
Recent experiences... :)
So true was thinking of the same thing. I live in a country whr tablets are big. And the so called innovative keyboard is no big deal folding, magnetic, thematic etc are just a couple of dollars but have never taken off. a tablet with a key pad is viewed as an inferior computer without the power of computing. The ipad is used with a a zillion apps and mostly on the move. The only probability is that MS will get the corporate clientele thats its previously lost out to apple. But again calling it surface is not such a good idea . Surface was an MS product that never took off and ton of cheaper versions came out. An MS tablet will, not a least in the near future be viewed as cool. Plus the new ipad with the retina thingy is a huge draw over seas atleast. Whr apple is starting to innovate MS has just entered and the other good guys are around as well so its not just apple VS MS MS has a looottt of good competition thats eons ahead of whr they are. None the less if they are able to innovate fast enough and influence consumer they might just stand a chance. just a couple of MM and a different viewing ratio dosnt set them apart. But with corporate sales it just might be a diff story will see what the future unfolds and enjoy what the new co's have to offer. But teh pseudo laptop is not for me...
Surface is a failed product - can you shed some light on that ? If you are referring to PixelSense (formerly called Surface), then I don't know by what metric you are calling it a failure .... since it was nyway an experimental product, designed to be sold to a small niche of commercial users and is still under active development...
wowowow = thanks for this!
@Deep Velani - Exactly.. For Jobs, these products were like his own Babies.. And when you introduce your Baby to the World, you get the most Beautiful Smile & Expressions on your face, which Jobs clearly has in the above pics..
But for Ballmer, its just another Product Launch.. Not everybody can Love their products like Jobs did..
Vijay said it all!
Difference is Steve Jobs is(was) with Apple and MS has Steve Ballmer! No one can sell and charm the audience with the product like Steve Jobs! Seeing the latest iOS 6 WWDC even Tim Cook is pretty good but not as good as Jobs.
I don't want to jump to quick judgments, I like what I am seeing so far in Surface and its good for the consumers if competition gets aggravated Tablets! So I don't agree with this Karmic connection for a success or a failure of a product...not yet!
I am enchanted by Apple, but will never denounce any other product without a proper reasoning. There is enough space for everyone and if everyone starts buying Apple, then that charm is lost!
P.S. - I love Apple and recently fulfilled my dream for an iPhone 4s! :-)
"The Universe rewards those with humility and peace"
I thought steve jobs died because of an illness... that doesn't look much like a reward to me...