"we are not interested in e-readers", says Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer said Microsoft had no need for its own e-reader, since it already supplies the software that runs the most popular device for electronic reading. "We have a device for reading. It's the most popular device in the world. It's the PC," Ballmer said on the sidelines of television show recording at Erasmus University in […]

Steve Ballmer said Microsoft had no need for its own e-reader, since it already supplies the software that runs the most popular device for electronic reading. "We have a device for reading. It's the most popular device in the world. It's the PC," Ballmer said on the sidelines of television show recording at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. He also said Microsoft would also be willing to work with Amazon to bring more books to the personal computer, days after the online retailer vastly expanded its Kindle reading device's global footprint to 100 countries. "I would love to see companies like Amazon and others bring their books to the PC," Ballmer said. "Hopefully we can get that to happen with Barnes & Noble or Amazon or somebody," Ballmer said. "But no, we are not interested in e-readers ourselves."