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  • New Windows 8 Tablet Commercial Uses Siri Against the iPad


    Microsoft recently aired an advertisement titled "Less talking, more doing," which pits a tablet running the companyís Windows 8 platform against the iPad. The interesting thing about the ad is that it features an unlikely narrator: Appleís personal assistant, Siri.

    The commercial, which was first spotted by The Verge, gives off the vibe of an Apple ad in the beginning, complete with upbeat music and a large amount of white space around the product. Things turn sour really quickly as one notices the white iPod is not paired with the usual iPad mini but instead a black tablet running Windows 8.

    Siri then appears to be struggling with a few functions that are highlight features for a Microsoft Windows 8-running tablet. Live updating tiles, multitasking and PowerPoint are mentioned as things Siri, and by proxy the iPad, canít do.

    At the end of the commercial, pricing for each device is prominently displayed, in this case itís the $699 64 GB iPad and a similarly equipped $449 Asus VivoTab Smart.

    Those of you who are interested in watching the commercial can watch it below:

    Youtube Video

    Source: The Verge
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Windows 8 Tablet Commercial Uses Siri Against the iPad started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Mahboi's Avatar
      Mahboi -
      There's this thing called Keynote, it works just like Powerpoint...
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mahboi View Post
      There's this thing called Keynote, it works just like Powerpoint...
      and it's better, much better.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Sorry, windows 8 not jailbreakable.....
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mahboi View Post
      There's this thing called Keynote, it works just like Powerpoint...
      Not much use to most big businesses, they all use Microsoft for compatibility
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Microsoft has released a second iPad-slamming ad. You can read about it and watch it here:

      Microsoft's Latest Ad Slams iPad Hardware, Multitasking, Printing Capabilities
    1. Christophxr's Avatar
      Christophxr -
      Personally, I like Windows 8. I really do. But on a tablet, I like iOS a LOT more. Windows 8 works for desktops because you don't -need- apps built for its "tablet mode" since it's a full OS behind the start screen. But on a tablet? Sure, you get to do everything your computer can, but it's clumsy, clunky, slow and takes up 40 GB of your "64 GB."
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Analyst View Post
      Loosers talk about others.
      Winners talk about ideas
      Good one!!!
    1. snison's Avatar
      snison -
      Quote Originally Posted by romeo_herman View Post
      Sorry, windows 8 not jailbreakable.....
      Spoiler alert: Neither is iOS 6.1.3+

      Quote Originally Posted by The Analyst View Post
      Loosers talk about others.
      Winners talk about ideas
      Losers, not loosers, loser.

      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      and it's better, much better.
      Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge.

      I don't like it at all. More cumbersome to me.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      I have an off topic question....what's with the modmyi dark grey background? It's hard to see!
      is there a way to change it back to white?

      thanks!!
      The video doesn't even show or play in Modmyi's iPad app.