Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface will be the next Zune

“We expect the Surface pads to have a similar impact on the PC industry as the Zune did in portable music players,” commented Canalys Analyst Tim Coulling.

If someone said that about my product, I’d just kill it and close the company.

These are the people that will buy a Surface

David Gewirtz:

For example, to connect to my corporate servers, I need a specialized VPN client that only runs on Windows. I can’t open a path to my servers unless I have a Windows computer, which means even if I took my iPad, I’d still need a laptop to open a gateway to do company work. A full Windows 8 Surface would be nice to carry and would eliminate needing to carry the laptop.

[Via Nate Boateng]

Peter Ha came so close

I just finished reading TechCrunch Managing Editor Peter Ha’s “The Future Of Microsoft Is Sunny With A Chance Of Thunderstorms,” which is his take on the Microsoft Surface announcement. I wanted to reach out and strangle him when he said the iPad is a consumption, not a creation device though.

Overall, this is probably the most balanced article I’ve read on the subject.


Ben Brooks:

Today, Ballmer is bailing water out of the ship. I don’t know if he can bail fast enough to right the ship, but I do know that I am willing to give him a chance to do that.