We told you earlier this month how talk show queen Oprah Winfrey decided to feature the Microsoft Surface tablet as one of her 'Favourite Things' in the latest issue of her magazine. It looks like Oprah is continuing to extol its virtues — but just can't quit her love for Apple technology.
On Sunday night, Oprah was sharing some of her handpicked holiday gift items using the hashtag #FavoriteThings. She included a glowing endorsement for the Microsoft Surface, saying that she'd already snapped up a dozen to hand out to some of her lucky acquaintances:
Gotta say love that SURFACE! Have bought 12 already for Christmas gifts. #FavoriteThings
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) November 19, 2012
There was just one problem: it was sent via Oprah's iPad.
As TechCrunch explains, there's likely a very good reason she sent her tweet out from Apple's tablet rather than her new Microsoft Surface. As it stands, there's no official Twitter client for Windows RT, and it takes some searching to get to the Twitter apps out there for the new platform, like Rowi and MetroTwit. Twitter Mobile announced at the end of October that they're currently developing a "great Twitter app" for Windows 8, but didn't give a timeline for it, only indicating that it will be coming in the months ahead.
Despite Oprah's high praise of the Surface, which joins a chorus of other celebrities like Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani as part of Microsoft's $1.5 billion budget to promote Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, it looks like it's just plain easier to tweet from the iPad for now.
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Oprah isn't the first to accidentally endorse an Apple product with ill-planned timing. Last year, a member of the militant Westboro Baptist Church sent out a tweet announcing the church would be attending Apple founder Steve Job's funeral to protest:
Westboro will picket his funeral.He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin.MT @ap: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died at 56.
— MargiePhelps (@MargieJPhelps) October 5, 2011
Unfortunately for her, the message lost its credibility when it was sent from her iPhone.
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