Microsoft’s Ballmer Clarifies That He Only Estimated But Not Promised

Posted on May 25 2012 - 4:29am by Editorial Staff

We reported earlier this week that Microsoft’s chief executive Steve Ballmer says that the company estimated to sell up to 500 million users the upcoming Windows 8 by the next year time. According to him Microsoft’s Windows 8 will marks a “rebirth” of software giant’s operating systems. Ballmer described Windows 8 as the “deepest, broadest and most impactful” Windows software.

Microsoft is now pushing people towards a past statement with the following quote (via ComputerWorld):

The numbers Steve Ballmer gave at the Seoul event are a restatement of what we said at the Windows 8 Store event in December, when we were talking about existing Windows users and analyst projections of PC sales for 2012 that could be upgraded to Windows 8 when the time comes.

This shows up how the story changes in a span of time – first estimated, means giving a clear cut proposition that the company will sell 500 million units of Windows 8 by next year and now the company’s chief is saying that he just only promised on behalf of company.

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