Steve Ballmer, the usually candid CEO of Microsoft, answered a variety of questions in a recent interview with CNet, though was mostly reserved on the topics that really matter. For example, when asked if Microsoft can slim down Windows enough to make a viable tablet that works as well as the iPad, Ballmer was vague and dodgy.
"I think probably the things of tomorrow are best left for tomorrow and the things of today are best discussed today. So today, I will focus on Windows Phone," Ballmer said.
He was equally esoteric when discussing whether or not Windows tablets and Windows Phone-based tablets can co-exist.
"I think when there is something to say we'll say it," Ballmer said.
On the topic of PCs, Ballmer was a bit more forthcoming. According to Ballmer, "Most forecasters have PCs up double digits and that's on a base that's 350 million," adding that "PCs have been healthy; they are growing."