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February 11, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Bill Gates: Apple iPad not as great as iPhone

Apple’s iPad is “nice” but it’s nowhere near as great as the iPhone, Microsoft chairman and former chief tablet enthusiast Bill Gates told Bnet’s Brent Schlender.

Part of his quote:

“So, it’s not like I sit there and feel the same way I did with iPhone where I say, ‘Oh my God, Microsoft didn’t aim high enough.’ It’s a nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.'”

Gates was more enthused about a demonstration of the Hayden Planetarium’s Virtual Universe that he saw this week at the TED conference, calling it “very cool” in a Twitter post yesterday. Maybe if Apple could get the vritual universe on a pad …

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