Former Dell chief attacks Microsoft tablet

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”.

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