The co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates said on Monday during an interview with journalist Charlie Rose from a program on U.S. television network PBS, the first Apple tablet, the iPad, was much better than his first attempt to enter this market . Asked if he had thought of a tablet with touch system before Steve Jobs, Gates replied: “long before”. Information is from Business Insider site.
Microsoft demonstrated a tablet PC for the first time in 2000, and released a version of Windows for tablets in 2005, which came to run on a machine built by Lenovo. “What you see is something that is almost good enough forgotten forever. And then the only thing that crosses this limit – even if later – grows up to be giant,” Gates compared between the two companies’ attempts.
“He (Steve Jobs) has done some things better than me. The timing in terms of when to launch the engineering work, the package in which everything was put together. The tablets we’d done before were not so thin s were not as attractive as what came later, “Gates said during the interview.
But for the executive, however, the game must change with the arrival of the tablets with Windows 8, as the Surface. “Now Microsoft is something that can change the rules again,” he said.