Today’s Windows 8 quote of the day comes from blogger Robert Scoble.

Nothing too snarky or sarcastic, i just found it interesting.

For those who don’t know, Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which became popular during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft.

The quote:

Speaking at a recent roundtable in London, respected futurologist and Rackspace technology evangelist Robert Scoble – formerly a blogger for Microsoft – said, “Windows 8 will be a big, big story [in 2012]. Will Microsoft have a successful tablet? It’s not guaranteed.”

Scoble continued, “It’s going to be a very different machine, and there will be people taking a close look at battery life, pricing, and how many apps there are that are made for touch or a stylus. The Windows 8 prototypes I have tried feel good on the surface, but I’ve not seen the apps yet.”

“Does Microsoft have a chance?” Scoble asked. “Amazon is a tough one. They have a $200 tablet [the kindle fire]. How will [Microsoft and its hardware partners] make money in the face of such stiff price competition? Why do I need a $400 Windows tablet?” [Emphasis mine -editor]


I like this quote because that’s the question that people will be asking and the main question.

Why do I need a Windows tablet?

Hopefully we’ll get the answer when the Windows 8 Beta is released.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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