Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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Now With Free Phone?
by HappyGod on Thu 29th Nov 2012 00:38 UTC
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I often wondered why MS didn't bundle their non-performing Phones with Windows.

Sure, it will be an inevitable lawsuit, but they always resolve way too late anyway.

They should bundle the phone as a loss-leader, at a drastically reduced price. Like $50 or something.

This would give them massive market share in the phone space, and would provide them with potential repeat buyers.

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RE: Now With Free Phone?
by Nelson on Thu 29th Nov 2012 03:27 in reply to "Now With Free Phone?"
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Windows Phone sales have quadrupled Year over Year. Nokia has taken something like almost 3 million pre orders for the Lumia 920. They've come a long way.

Windows 8 is having a definite halo effect. In fact, since Windows 8 launched my Windows Phone app has exploded in downloads, there is definitely some real movement happening there.

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RE[2]: Now With Free Phone?
by tylerdurden on Thu 29th Nov 2012 21:33 in reply to "RE: Now With Free Phone?"
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I don't know if it's pure coincidence, but some of your posts include talking points straight from Microsoft's own PR releases.

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