Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

Summary: At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks about why users should buy a Windows phone rather than an Android device: "You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone and you do to use and Android phone."

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  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    Why is this guy even still around?
    sdmikef@...
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    I suspect that, not being a computer science major, Mr Ballmer was simply unable to discover how to turn his Android phone on....

    Henri
    mhenriday
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    Strange, my 61 year old father who can barely turn a computer on, loves his android phone, its very intuitive
    whensel3@...
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    Just because it's not "the Microsoft way" doesn't mean it's not good .............. pretty arrogant !
    da philster
  • Dont need

    to be a computer scientist to know how cheap that sounds. So the windows customers are non scientists just average dumb 'ol good boys from down on the farm heeyuuckk heeeyyuuckkkk yup. Personally I wont buy android Microsoft or I phone either I just like my good 'ol dumb phone heeeee yuuuukkkkk!
    Altotus
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    And that's why the Android has been kicking Windows phones in the ass and will continue to do so in the future. Must be lots of computer scientists out there...and I guess that makes me one too. Cool!
    NTrain
  • Very insulting

    "... And for all you dumb folks out there, this is the right phone for you."
    davidr69
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    I'm just waiting for the next Windows phone that will have a cool UAC nanny screen pop up, blocking the number I just dialed.

    lol...
    ScorpioBlue
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    This is why consumers should take all claims by company spokesmen with a grain of salt. These companies design products based upon their own preferences.

    A product that works for one consumer may not work for another. This is why Windows users don't like Apple and vice versa. Both groups are correct because they have different needs.

    Even comparisons are suspect because of the bias of the person doing the comparison.
    shanedr
    • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

      @shanedr

      That's not true. Not at all. Both groups aren't correct. You can't just stuff off and say 'we're all different'. There are things that we ALL look for in a computer/phone. Actually, nearly everyone (speaking as a programmer/computer scientist) out there wants approximately the same thing from their OS.
      shamalyguy
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    Ballmer looks like he's scared s***less! LOL!
    motorhead1979
  • WAIT! This clip is not Balmer!

    I dunno guys, the clip I see is not Balmer.
    optimoz
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    "It's hard for me to get excited on Android". Yeah right. Ballmer is just a bad salesman. You can almost smell the bad BO through the video clip. He is *very* excited about Android because it's eating Windows 7 phone alive. Why do people give this guy the stage? He makes Ellison look good and that's hard to do! ;-)
    zd@...
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    Isn't this the same moron that said that the iPhone was no threat to his Windows Mobile platform? When will the board of directors replace this bozo?
    balsover
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer and his cronies...Stop bashing and start to do real work. Microsoft Windows Phone are the worst.
    Netteligent
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    Ballmer should audition for the next Three Stooges movie.
    shanlon
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    In a way Ballmer is right -- you don't have to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone, you can be just an ordinary guy with bad taste and no imagination. I just turned 66, and 2 weeks ago I made the switch from many years with BlackBerry to the Samsung Galaxy S2 (after a brief and very unhappy experience with the HTC HD7). I wouldn't say Android is perfect (haven't yet found anything that is), but I've found it to be intuitive and incredibly simple to learn and use. Whatever its limitations, it works for me. My 150-200 daily work emails hit my Inbox almost immediately, and I'm able to access our company website and interact & do many things I've never been able to do on a mobile device. OK, so maybe I spend too much time in the Market, but I'm blown away by the function of some of the apps and how they enhance my life in an average busy day. And I haven't yet had to ask a single person "how do you make this work?" Thus far I've found Android to be a matter of very basic common sense.
    dwighthendricks
  • who would believe anything this guys says?

    He is a buffoon, a jackass, an embarrassment to MS.
    pikeman666
  • RE: Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

    Laugh while you can, monkey boy..
    psychographer
  • 500 dollars for a windows phone?

    huh?
    chuggie