Ballmer: iPad sold more than I'd like

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told financial analysts that tablet computers were a "job one urgency" for the company.

Despite the company recently becoming a licensee of CPU-designer outfit ARM, Ballmer said that the company is focusing on tablet computers based on Intel CPUs running the Windows 7 operating system.

The charismatic Microsoft boss also had grudging praise for Apple's iPad success: "Apple's done an interesting job of putting together a synthesis, putting a product out of which they've certainly sold more than I'd like them to sell," Ballmer admitted.

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