Tablet quotes of the week: Google's worst idea yet? Microsoft gets brutally honest about Window 8 and more

by David Needle

March 31 2012

A Microsoft user interface designer says that with Windows 8 (shown above) it had a responsibility to move the venerable operating system forward.
A Microsoft user interface designer says that with Windows 8 (shown above) it had a responsibility to move the venerable operating system forward.

"It’s the ultimate design challenge. You’ve got 25 years of Windows before you. It’s really hard to take all that, and preserve it. There’s a responsibility to preserve it, but you also have this responsibility to evolve it forward--knowing that when you change something, you’re changing how computing works."

(Sam Moreau, who oversees design and user experience for Windows).                                                   -Austin Carr (Fast Company)


“You're better than this, Google. If you really want a seat at the tab table, work with your new hardware team to create a 10-inch tablet that embeds the new ‘Play’ digital store in a friendly and intuitive way.” (Urging Google not to market a 7-inch Android tablet).

--Tim Beyers (The Motley Fool)


“We took out $150 in build materials, things like expensive memory. At $199, you can just about buy a tablet at a 7-Eleven.” (Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang on his company’s plans to help spawn a new generation of low-cost tablets powered by his company’s chips).

-Quentin Hardy (New York Times)


“For one-third of what I paid for the new iPad, I can accomplish 95 percent of what I want to do with a tablet, and with a smaller design I find more appealing. Different strokes for different folks, of course, but for me this is a no brainer: I'm returning the new iPad and jumping into the Fire.”

-Rick Broida (CNet)


"There are aspects of the iPad which are lacking and could only be detrimental if replicated by a rugged device. The iPad's capacitative touchscreen, for example, works great in your living room, but is useless in wet or cold environments. Also, the iPads processing power (only 512mb) and lack of ports eliminate it from most truly rugged environments."

-Mark Holleran, President and COO of Xplore Technologies (Rugged PC Review)


 

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  • mgozaydin
    2 years 7 months ago

    I wonder how many people will return their very expensive iPads after getting smarter within 3-4 months .
    The price is whatever the customers are willing to pay.
    The cost does not matter. If one finds customers without wisdom he sells his products at very high price. I did it when I was young too .

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