Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:06 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft has Windows Mobile 6.x (on the way out) Windows Phone 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Embedded Compact 7 and then Windows 7 for tablet PCs and netbooks. What this bevy of systems is missing is a coherent answer for the tablet form factor. Windows Embedded Compact 7, which is the OS aimed at the mobile sector, isn't yet released, and when it is, it won't have a uniform UI, but will depend on hardware vendors to customize. It's an appealing strategy from the vendors point of view, I guess because they get to differentiate their products from their competitors, but it's not a recipe for success.
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RE: Form factor
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 21st Jun 2010 04:05 UTC in reply to "Form factor"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Mainframe/cluster??

So what the heck is the standard x86 1U server? I wouldn't call it a mainframe or a cluster, and its sales absolutely dwarf the other two.

I don't think you should be in charge of defining computer categories.

A more correct statement would be the one many industry analysts have made, and has been backed up in the stock price valuations of Microsoft vs Apple: While Microsoft earns significant revenue in its established products ( x86 operating systems, Office productivity software), its ability to effectively enter in new growing markets appears to be limited. Apple and Google's growth is more highly expected than Microsoft's. If you feel strongly otherwise, then a Microsoft Stock purchase would be a wise idea.

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