In a recent interview, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, had some interesting things to say about the Windows Phone competition. When asked about strategy that Microsoft plans to deploy in making sure Windows Phone is successful, Ballmer went straight for the heart of both Android and iOS. Looking to find a niche between Google and Apple, Ballmer claims that the Android ecosystem is, “wild,” “uncontrolled,” and “not in the consumer’s best interest.” As for iOS, well it’s frankly just overpriced as far as Ballmer is concerned and overly controlled. His goal is to have Windows fit handsomely in the middle – being both organized and reasonably priced.
Below, we have the live audio from the Interview and the two points are marked where Ballmer discusses the ecosystem. As far as we are concerned, we want the ecosystem to be wild – full of developers that aren’t afraid to get their feet wet, controlled by a company that continues to innovate the way we use our mobile devices.
What do you think about the ecosystem that surrounds Android? Is it simply too wild for you to handle?