Ballmer blames Microsoft for being late in the tablet market

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 7:44:52 by

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, blamed and self criticized his own company in a shareholders’ meeting on innovation of their products in the past year as well as for its financial results.

Ballmer revealed that the technology giants acted like a tortoise in the ongoing race of innovation and were second best in adopting them to new technology most preferably the tablet market.

However, he went on to recognize that his company failed to react in a sudden manner with the boom of tablets. This is an issue that especially hurts the company because Microsoft actually invented the concept of tablet over ten

"We’re innovating on the seam between software and hardware," said Ballmer, asked why his company had fallen behind rival Apple. "Maybe we should have done that earlier."

"We’re innovating on the seam between software and hardware… Maybe we should have done that earlier," Ballmer said, adding that he felt pretty good about [Microsoft’s] level of innovation.”

Ballmer did not give sales figures for the tablet Surface, launched a month ago, but said, regarding the new mobile operating system W8P quadruple regarding its sales compared to 2011.

Between 2% and 4% of smartphones the world go with Windows, an abysmal contrast regards fish, dominated with 96%, which shows the delay of the joint mobility sector further.

Despite the good work that Ballmer boasted, most shareholders issues referred to the value of the stock, which is as it was ten years ago.

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