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Oprah Promotes Microsoft's Surface ... With the iPad

By - Source: The Next Web | B 36 comments

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Microsoft's Surface tablet launched at just the right time to make the most of the all-important holiday shopping season. Helping Microsoft along the way to a successful holiday season is daytime TV queen Oprah. Oprah yesterday tweeted her love for the device, stating she's already bought 12 as Christmas gifts. She even went as far as to use the hash tag 'FavouriteThings.' Unfortunately, Oprah's love for the surface hasn't quite surpassed for love of the iPad. At least when it comes to Twitter. The Next Web points out that the tweet in question was sent using Twitter for iPad. Oops.

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In fact, this apparently isn't the first time Oprah has gushed over the Surface while tweeting from the comfort of her iPad. Gizmodo Australia points out that she's been talking up the Surface since it launched and Tweetbot shows Oprah (or the person running the account) is using an iPad. It's not a huge deal. Oprah could really love the Surface but the person running her Twitter may not have one (or isn't using it). Or, it could be because despite its massive launch and an even bigger marketing campaign, the Surface doesn't actually have a native Twitter client yet. Still, comments that Oprah prefers the Surface keyboard to the iPad might sound better if they weren't typed on the iPad.

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    kellybean , November 21, 2012 12:03 PM
    Tool, just go away Oprah.
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    brett1042002 , November 21, 2012 12:24 PM
    "HAVE BOUGHT 12 FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS!"

    Must be nice to wipe your ass with 20's.
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  • 23 Hide
    kellybean , November 21, 2012 12:03 PM
    Tool, just go away Oprah.
  • 13 Hide
    leandrodafontoura , November 21, 2012 12:14 PM
    Lol, clearly she go paid to do such a thing. Just like Miranda Kerr appearing in a Samsung Galaxy ad, when in real life she uses an iPhone
  • 19 Hide
    Timberwolf_CLT , November 21, 2012 12:16 PM
    And this is news because?
  • 7 Hide
    fuzzion , November 21, 2012 12:18 PM
    PWNed
  • 21 Hide
    brett1042002 , November 21, 2012 12:24 PM
    "HAVE BOUGHT 12 FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS!"

    Must be nice to wipe your ass with 20's.
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    DjEaZy , November 21, 2012 12:42 PM
    ... how Oprah hate those 12 people who get Microsoft Surfice as a gift?
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    tomaz99 , November 21, 2012 12:42 PM
    Timberwolf_CLTAnd this is news because?


    My standards aren't even that high...but at least have something interesting; I'd rather see "cat uses new MS surface"...
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    mrmaia , November 21, 2012 12:50 PM
    Were it the opposite, Tom's would be reporting "Even Oprah loves the iPad".

    As I'm not American I never got to see any of Oprah's programs, but nevertheless it's hard to understand why is she so influential on the internet. If she farts, there are always a ton of (non-celebrity) sites to promptly report it. Meh.
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    cscott_it , November 21, 2012 12:54 PM
    mrmaiaWere it the opposite, Tom's would be reporting "Even Oprah loves the iPad".As I'm not American I never got to see any of Oprah's programs, but nevertheless it's hard to understand why is she so influential on the internet. If she farts, there are always a ton of (non-celebrity) sites to promptly report it. Meh.


    It's because she controls (or controlled) a very powerful demographic when it came to sales. If a book was on her bookclub or she recommended a product, you can be assured that it would get a large bump in sales and renown, even if without it was an excellent product.
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    unoriginal1 , November 21, 2012 1:04 PM
    mrmaiaWere it the opposite, Tom's would be reporting "Even Oprah loves the iPad".As I'm not American """""I NEVER GOT TO SEE ANY OF OPRAH'S PROGRAMS""""", but nevertheless it's hard to understand why is she so influential on the internet. If she farts, there are always a ton of (non-celebrity) sites to promptly report it. Meh.


    you lucky sob. I envy that 9 word statement.
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    extremepcs , November 21, 2012 1:07 PM
    * Favorite
  • 11 Hide
    AzureFlash , November 21, 2012 1:08 PM
    It's obviously impossible to like two things in the same category... right?
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    Usersname , November 21, 2012 1:14 PM
    Has the fat lady sung?
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    freggo , November 21, 2012 1:16 PM
    Yeah, the woman has nothing better to do than sit there twittering.
    Let's face it, M$ PR folk contacted the Oprah PR gang, they negotiated a deal and then some flunky puts this up. Unfortunately he/she used an iPad instead of something from M$.
  • 7 Hide
    A Bad Day , November 21, 2012 1:20 PM
    For a second, I thought she installed MS's OS onto the iPad. But then again...
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    ericlw , November 21, 2012 1:20 PM
    why toms hardware thinks anyone on this sight gives a darn about oprah?just shows how this site gets worse everyday.
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    billgatez , November 21, 2012 2:09 PM
    I wounder how much MS payed here to say this.
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    beardguy , November 21, 2012 2:19 PM
    Oprah is so damn annoying, even if she DID love Microsoft Surface, it would certainly not make me want to buy one.

    Obviously she is being paid to advertise for Surface, duh.
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    edogawa , November 21, 2012 2:25 PM
    Reminds me of the show arrow, Windows 8 advertising in it, all the computers are Window 8 PCs.
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