Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Nov 2012 20:16 UTC
Microsoft Financial analyst Charles Sizemore predicts that over time, a persistent Microsoft will come to not only thrive but dominate in the mobile computing space, because Apple has no "moats" to prevent customer attrition and its insistence at heavily controlling the ecosystem will drive customers away, while Google's offerings are too "shoddy." It's a bold prediction, but I suppose betting on Microsoft to be persistent and build on its strengths is a safe bet. But will persistence and flexibility be enough?
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Locked down Ecosystem?
by darknexus on Fri 30th Nov 2012 02:45 UTC
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because Apple has no "moats" to prevent customer attrition and its insistence at heavily controlling the ecosystem will drive customers away


Wait, run that by me again. We're talking about Microsoft, right? The same Microsoft that managed not only to lock down windows RT and Windows Phone just as much as, if not more than, iOS but also to try and lock down our generic white boxes as well via Secure Boot? I really can't pull this argument apart any better than by laughing as hard as I am now. Just, rofl.

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