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Apple: Win Tabs 'Heavy,' Android Tabs 'Bizarre'

Speaking about Windows-based tablets, Cook said they (Apple) had seen a distinct lack of interest in them from customers.

“From our point of view and what we’ve seen, customers, frankly, just are not interested in them,” he told listeners on the call. He also said they are “fairly big and heavy and expensive, they have very weak battery life, they require a keyboard or a stylus as an input device.”

The Windows tablet market isn’t quite as crowded the Android tablet market, however, Cook revealed that he doesn’t see Android devices as a threat either. The Chief Operating Office criticized them because they run an OS built for smartphones.

“And so basically you wind up with kind of a scaled-up Smartphone, which is a bizarre product, in our view,” he said.

When asked about Android tablets touting Google’s specially developed tablet OS, Honeycomb, Cook was dismissive, referring to them as vapor” because of the shortage of information when it came to release dates and pricing.

So there you have it. While some people may be calling Motorola’s stunning Tegra 2 Xoom an iPad killer, Apple believes the iPad doesn’t even have any competition. No doubt we’ll hear more on all of this when the iPad 2 is announced.

  • uacghost
    "they run an os made for smart phones not for tablets"

    "honeycomb was made specifically for tablets"

    "pshh that dose not even exist in my bubble"
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  • scrumworks
    I once tried Samsung Galaxytab. It was horrible. My Symbian^3 phone feels snappy compared to that.
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  • oh lord...I thought Steve Jobs was bad, this guy's even worse!

    "they require a keyboard or a stylus as an input device"

    Windows onscreen keyboard? and he contradicts himself later by saying they run a smartphone OS. Does the smartphone not have an onscreen keyboard running the EXACT same software?

    I am soon to be getting a windows/android tablet hybrid, wont see me touching no iWomens-hygenic-item crap

    He's more blindsighted and ignorant than the majority of the apple fanbois
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  • Tim Cook = Elmer FUD
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  • randomizer
    “And so basically you wind up with kind of a scaled-up Smartphone, which is a bizarre product, in our view,” he said.

    Sounds like a familiar Apple tablet, how bizarre.
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  • Anyone else notice that the iPad software is EXACTLY the same as the iPhone? It is literally a giant iphone/iPod.
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  • beayn
    “And so basically you wind up with kind of a scaled-up Smartphone, which is a bizarre product, in our view,” he said.

    That's one of the stupidest comments I've seen out of Apple in a while.
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  • neiroatopelcc
    Isn't the ipad based on ios - which is also meant for smartphones?
    In any event, I'm surprised to see a high placed employee from apple knows the word expensive! But not at all surprised he applies it to the competators products instead of his own. Guess he doesn't really know the meaning of the word, but just the word
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  • Benihana
    Pele speaks "righteous," Sister Zina says "funky". How bizarre...
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  • Vladislaus
    To my knowledge the iOS (the OS used in the iPad) is also a OS built for smartphones.

    Windows tablets do not need a keyboard. Unless he's referring to the onscreen keyboard.
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