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As far as tablets go, Windows 8 (MSFT) will be "very late to the party," warns Forrester's J.P....

As far as tablets go, Windows 8 (MSFT) will be "very late to the party," warns Forrester's J.P. Gownder: By the time Windows 8 tablets arrive in 2H 2012, AAPL, AMZN, BKS, and others will have already won the hearts and wallets of tens of millions of consumers and businesses. Software compatibility issues for ARM-based (ARMH) Windows 8 systems could also slow tablet adoption. (previously)
Comments (3)
  • MSFT has long suffered from the psychology of "creeping elegance" in their development approach. Nothing new here.
    29 Nov 2011, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • Yes but on the upside Msft has the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others and get it right.

     

    For starters, at least on the android side there is pretty poor built in integration across hardware. Everything has to happen in google's cloud services which I find a bit annoying. I like to have things fully integrated on my home network.

     

    MS could make home networking a priority (phone, Xbox, TV, Tablet, PC, servers, etc. And they could add cloud services to that as a bonus rather than a central feature. For example, skydrive can be a really great piece of an integrated home network.
    29 Nov 2011, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • You mean like Vista, Zune, and Bing? Or perhaps Windows Mobile? Sitting around the conference room table and convincing yourselves that slow is better is the classic rationalization for mediocrity.
    29 Nov 2011, 10:38 AM Reply Like
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