It's a nice reader, but that's about it
Microsoft founder and renowned philanthropist Bill Gates offered
his take on Apple's iPad in a recent interview. Gates thinks the iPad
is not as great as Jobs' Ministry of Truth would have us believe and
that it's lacking in several departments.
Gates claims he is a big believer in touch and digital reading, but
that such a device still needs a real keyboard, stylus and voice
control. “In other words a netbook - will be the mainstream on that,”
Overall Gates wasn't very impressed with the concept and Apple's execution, despite his appreciation of the iPhone.
“So, it’s not like I sit there and feel the same way I did with iPhone
where I say, ‘Oh my God, Microsoft didn’t aim high enough.’ It’s a
nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I
wish Microsoft had done it,’” said Gates.
Mind you, if Gates liked the iPhone so much, then why aren't there any Zune phones around yet?