Former Dell chief executive Kevin Rollins has hit out against Microsoft, saying the company’s upcoming Surface tablet isn’t what consumers want.
“I don’t know that customers are begging for a Microsoft-based system. They are very happy with Apple and very happy with Android,” Rollins told Bloomberg in an interview.
“The one thing going for Microsoft is they do have a large corporate base.”
Rollins went on, saying the success of the device will depend on whether Windows 8 will be picked by consumers and employees, “in a new market where, to a great extent, employees are going to start buying their own tablet and that will be the device they use at work and at home”.