Windows 8 isn’t really having a good run at the moment. After being trashed by Fujitsu, it seems that Acer had to ride to the rescue. Here’s what Acer President Jim Wong had to say just before the new year:
Windows 8 is a major milestone for 2012, but it is also a new system that consumers must learn and the learning process will prevent the operating system from taking off quickly,
Sounds good right? Hold on for a moment. Here’s what the same dude said today:
The promotion of the product is really focused on the keyboard, and the users really don’t know how to maximize the touch experience
Strange isn’t it? It doesn’t end there. Here’s what their top marketing guy had to say:
Acer’s chief marketing officer, Michael Birkin, echoed this. “There was just a lot of messaging coming out at the same time: Windows 8, Surface, RT,” he said.
Sounds like neither one of them like what Microsoft is doing to promote Windows 8.
You can pretty much expect that these comments will result in Steve Ballmer having chairs at the ready with their names on them. Meanwhile, Tim Cook is laughing his head off.