Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Aug 2013 14:52 UTC
Windows

Nokia is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the tablet, codenamed Sirius, will be launched shortly. While prototype pictures of the device leaked earlier this month, we understand that the final design more closely resembles Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone products.

Nice specifications, but Windows RT. Nobody wants Windows RT, and for good reason. I say this from experience: Windows RT is horrible. It offers nothing over iOS (let alone Android), Metro applications are side projects riddled with bugs, performance issues, and bad design, and the platform barely plays third fiddle compared to iOS and Android, so developers have little interest in it. On top of that, virtually everyone has abandoned Windows RT.

But, I'm pretty sure some people will tell us this tablet will turn Nokia around.

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RE[2]: Why?
by crocodile on Mon 26th Aug 2013 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
crocodile
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2010-01-18

Balmer got retired because of the spectacular sales of Windows Phone!

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RE[3]: Why?
by Nelson on Mon 26th Aug 2013 16:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

No he didnt.

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RE[4]: Why?
by crocodile on Mon 26th Aug 2013 16:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
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2010-01-18

Then why he got retired?

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RE[3]: Why?
by hussam on Mon 26th Aug 2013 23:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
hussam Member since:
2006-08-17

I read something of the sort here:
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Questionable-rumor-Ballmer-pushed-ou...
and his retirement letter did hint he would have rather retired at a different time.
Whether that is true or not is a completely different story.

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RE[4]: Why?
by Nelson on Mon 26th Aug 2013 23:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Microsoft has had writeoffs larger than $900 million. Why not the aQuantive $1.6B write off? Why not the Xbox $1B write off?

People are guessing.

Edited 2013-08-26 23:06 UTC

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