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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because Asus never copies anyone. Asus actually doesn't have a strategy which you seem to think, they just make average products and target every single market that they can.

Like just about every computer manufacturer in the market. The opposite of average is specialized, in the computer world, and it does not sell that well...

they're just like Dell at the end of the day, they'd rather focus on market share than make a few great products.

Asus DO make great product. The Eeepc 701 was absolutely unbreakable in SSD version and had an excellent battery life for its times. My N61JV is one of the most well-engineered piece of tech I've ever handled. The thing is, it is a hardware company. And hence it's not good at making software...

Edited 2010-06-21 18:48 UTC

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