Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2013 14:48 UTC
Windows Tom Warren: "While Intel is trying to keep the Windows tree healthy, Microsoft is hoping that the leaves don't start to drop off before its own family of Surface devices are fully ready. Redmond isn't 'priming the pump' here, it's planting seeds for the future. If Microsoft is successful then it could be the world's biggest Windows OEM in just a few years. The future is Surface." You just have to look at the difference in build quality and supplied software between OEM devices and Surface even though Surface is cheaper to realise that the age of Windows OEMs is coming to an end. The writing's on the wall, and the OEMs know it: there's no future for them in Windows.
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Landscape is interesting for this year
by reduz on Sun 13th Jan 2013 17:13 UTC
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Google is doing great with Android, after JB it doesn't suck anymore. ChromeOS did surprisingly well too.

Apple is being forced to innovate at this point and I'm sure they'll announce several new interesting devices during the year.

RIM will attempt a comeback. Their new devices look awesome so I hope they do well.

Valve, Ouya, etc will launch amazing devices that I hope bring back games to the big TV+Controller.

Microsoft future, on the other hand, isn't looking good. i really hope this is the year Ballmer finally resigns.

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