Windows 8 Quote Of The Day – Robert Scoble

Today’s Windows 8 quote of the day comes from blogger Robert Scoble.

Nothing too snarky or sarcastic, i just found it interesting.

For those who don’t know,┬áRobert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which became popular during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft.

The quote:

Speaking at a recent roundtable in London, respected futurologist and Rackspace technology evangelist Robert Scoble – formerly a blogger for Microsoft – said, “Windows 8 will be a big, big story [in 2012]. Will Microsoft have a successful tablet? It’s not guaranteed.”

Scoble continued, “It’s going to be a very different machine, and there will be people taking a close look at battery life, pricing, and how many apps there are that are made for touch or a stylus. The Windows 8 prototypes I have tried feel good on the surface, but I’ve not seen the apps yet.”

“Does Microsoft have a chance?” Scoble asked. “Amazon is a tough one. They have a $200 tablet [the kindle fire]. How will [Microsoft and its hardware partners] make money in the face of such stiff price competition? Why do I need a $400 Windows tablet?” [Emphasis mine -editor]


I like this quote because that’s the question that people will be asking and the main question.

Why do I need a Windows tablet?

Hopefully we’ll get the answer when the Windows 8 Beta is released.

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