Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Nov 2012 20:16 UTC
Microsoft Financial analyst Charles Sizemore predicts that over time, a persistent Microsoft will come to not only thrive but dominate in the mobile computing space, because Apple has no "moats" to prevent customer attrition and its insistence at heavily controlling the ecosystem will drive customers away, while Google's offerings are too "shoddy." It's a bold prediction, but I suppose betting on Microsoft to be persistent and build on its strengths is a safe bet. But will persistence and flexibility be enough?
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RE: Zune
by werfu on Thu 29th Nov 2012 21:54 UTC in reply to "Zune"
werfu
Member since:
2005-09-15

They can't stick to desktop as the desktop is bound to downsize in the future. The mobile and living room space will increases. For now you couldn't get productive with mobile device or consoles, but we're getting to the point that these devices become sufficient to do everyday task (for most non-IT people) ex: writing email, reading news, using IM, writing text and making presentation. Sure purist will cry fool, but look around you and see how teens use these devices. Yeah, the Post-PC era is finally on us; it simply won't be as radical that most analyst predicted years ago.

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RE[2]: Zune
by Temcat on Fri 30th Nov 2012 09:59 in reply to "RE: Zune"
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

Microsoft should downsize sticking to the core business, that's it.

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RE[3]: Zune
by kwan_e on Fri 30th Nov 2012 17:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Zune"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Microsoft should downsize sticking to the core business, that's it.


Some would argue that the core business of any technology company is to try different things.

There's something to be said about this fear-of-failure culture that every wannabe CEO latch on to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

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RE[2]: Zune
by bassbeast on Sun 2nd Dec 2012 10:03 in reply to "RE: Zune"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Riiight, all they'll need is a bigger screen, more memory, a keyboard and hard drive space...why we could call it...dum dum dum...a PC!

Reality is VERY different, what is REALLY happening is PCs passed "good enough" for everything, even hardcore gaming, several releases ago, so now people aren't replacing until the previous one dies. that STILL equals hundreds of millions of PCs a year, it just means they aren't gonna sell as much as ARM because...well cell phones are disposable, as well as those cheap tablets. how many phones you have lying in a drawer somewhere? I rest my case.

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RE[3]: Zune
by 0brad0 on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 05:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Zune"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

well cell phones are disposable, as well as those cheap tablets. how many phones you have lying in a drawer somewhere? I rest my case.


The situation with phones is considerably worse with smartphones.

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RE[3]: Zune
by zima on Tue 4th Dec 2012 14:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Zune"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You live in a quite atypical place, though... probably most people live in emerging markets, where there's still growth for PCs (for the likes of Lenovo, at least)

And phones definitely aren't disposable for the majority of ~6 billion mobile subscribers, who own their handsets upfront and are on prepaid. They also use their phones much longer than is the custom at more spoiled places.

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