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[2]: Form factor
by spiderman on Mon 21st Jun 2010 05:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Form factor"
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If you feel strongly otherwise, then a Microsoft Stock purchase would be a wise idea.

Oh man, the market does not work like that. Nobody buy MSFT or AAPL for dividends, that would be overpriced. If you buy MSFT or AAPL stocks, that is because you want to sell fast. In other words, you think the stock price will rise in the coming years, not that they will make more money. You think people will buy that stock.

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RE[3]: Form factor
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 21st Jun 2010 14:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Form factor"
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I didn't say anything about dividends. There stock prices are based on future growth potential. You never buy stock because you think it will rise, you buy it due to the underlying reasons that will raise the stock price: future growth.

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RE[4]: Form factor
by spiderman on Mon 21st Jun 2010 17:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Form factor"
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What I meant to say is that even if you think future growth is bright you should not buy this stock if you think people won't buy it. In other words, you buy this stock because you think the trend will be about buying this stock. Stock price is all about rumors and spotty news, has nothing to do with value or growth anymore.

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