BGR reports that both Microsoft and Apple have been talking about their rivalâ€™s product today. In response to comments that Appleâ€™s CEO Tim Cook made about the Surface, saying â€œYou could design a car that flies and floats, but I donâ€™t think it would do either of those things very well,â€ Microsoftâ€™s Windows and Windows Live president, Steven Sinofsky, has been talking to AllThingsD about how cheap some fully featured Windows 8 laptops are for what they give you, and how expensive the iPad mini is. In the interview, Sinofsky says that while some Windows 8 laptops sell for as little as $279, the iPad mini is simply â€œseven-inch recreational tablets for $329.â€ And just for fun, in honour of previous jibes and counter jibes between Microsoft and Apple, AllThingsDâ€™s John Paczkowski tongue-in-cheek-ily reminds us of the video (see top of post) where Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer scoffed at the idea of people paying $500 for an iPhone, way back when! An oldie but goldie video! Enjoy.
Source: Microsoft executive Sinofsky interview: iPad mini criticism | BGR
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