Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jul 2013 22:12 UTC
Microsoft The Verge, reporting that Microsoft lost almost a billion dollars with Surface RT, in this quarter alone. "At the end of the day, though, it looks like Microsoft just made too many Surface RT tablets - we heard late last year that Microsoft was building three to five million Surface RT tablets in the fourth quarter, and we also heard that Microsoft had only sold about one million of those tablets in March." That's catastrophically bad.
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RE: Comment by Nelson
by toast88 on Fri 19th Jul 2013 07:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson "
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Weren't you the one here who was constantly claiming that Surface was selling like crazy and that the numbers look promising and that Microsoft is doing everything right herp de derp?!?

Microsoft and people like you should finally understand: No one wants Windows on their tablets and no one wants a mutant Windows which doesn't know whether it's a tablet or desktop operating system.

This whole strategy from Microsoft is just hopelessly flawed and if they don't finally realize that, they're gonna die like the other big players like Commodore, Atari, digital and whatnot.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 19th Jul 2013 10:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson "
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I'm sure you're aware (or maybe you're challenged and you're not) that you can order too much stock and still sell a modest amount. The two are not mutually exclusive.

I don't even know why I'm going into this with you, if my last comment on the subject, complete with references to market statistics from various sources wasn't enough, then there's no convincing you.

Not all write offs are for hard assets either, like the acquisition write off Microsoft did a little while ago.

Anything else, dipshit?

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