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News Microsoft Responds to Bill Belichick's Negative Comments About Surface Tablets

News Bot Oct 19, 2016

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    During a press conference this week, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke out against the Microsoft Surface tablets that he uses on the sideline during NFL games. In short, he said he's not going to use them anymore, in part because he finds them to be "too undependable" and faulty.

    Belichick, known for not saying much during his media obligations, actually spent almost five-and-a-half minutes explaining why he is "done with the tablets."


    "They're just too undependable for me. I'm going to stick with pictures, which several of our other coaches do as well, because there just isn't enough consistency in the performance of the tablets," he said, according to NESN reporter Zack Cox. "I just can't take it anymore. I just have given it my best shot. I've tried to work through the process. But it just doesn't work for me, and that's because there's no consistency to it."

    During the Patriots-Bills game earlier this month, Belichick slammed a Microsoft Surface tablet. It's not clear what prompted this, but it was a very rough game overall for the Pats, losing 16-0 in Week 4.

    In a statement to GameSpot sister site CNET, Microsoft said it respects Belichick's decision, and also claimed others in the professional football league are happy with their tablets.

    "We respect Coach Belichick's decision, but stand behind the reliability of Surface," a spokesperson said. "We continue to receive positive feedback on having Surface devices on the sidelines from coaches, players and team personnel across the league."

    Microsoft reportedly paid the NFL $400 million over five years to have its Surface tablets featured in NFL games.

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