Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 22:04 UTC
Apple Even though I was extremely sceptical of this whole tablet thing, I bought an iPad 2 a few weeks ago. Obviously, this occasion couldn't pass by without a proper review of the thing on OSNews, so here we are. Inside, my view on the iPad 2, and more importantly, how my perception of tablets has been turned around completely.
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RE: apps.
by vivainio on Mon 4th Jul 2011 07:03 UTC in reply to "apps."
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

they are developing a software ecosystem, and they are getting there first, so they will win the tablet area because of the software.


Er, B doesn't follow from A here. Being first somewhere doesn't mean squat these days.

My (long term) prediction:

Microsoft will win over high end tablet market with Windows 8. This gives Apple more than a year to rake in the money though. iPad won't be "dead", but it won't be the most desired tablet anymore.

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RE[2]: apps.
by bnolsen on Mon 4th Jul 2011 13:23 in reply to "RE: apps."
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

I'm really not so sure about win8 winning the tablet space. Microsoft has historically made money on a per license basis, a lot of money. If they try to continue this they will have a huge uphill battle against apple who controls the hardware and store and android who mostly just controls the store. I just don't see how MS can be profitable considering they have zero market now and it won't just automatically materialize for them.

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RE[3]: apps.
by vivainio on Mon 4th Jul 2011 13:45 in reply to "RE[2]: apps."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I'm really not so sure about win8 winning the tablet space. Microsoft has historically made money on a per license basis, a lot of money. If they try to continue this they will have a huge uphill battle against apple who controls the hardware and store and android who mostly just controls the store.


The deal with Microsoft is, they don't need to make money on Windows 8 tablet edition. They can give it out for free for years to come, to secure their position in the tablet space.

I just don't see how MS can be profitable considering they have zero market now and it won't just automatically materialize for them.


Microsoft is insanely profitable, so any problems they might have won't be because of money.

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