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  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    The pricing is my understanding of the pricing ranges given at the event.
    Jun 20 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Microsoft's Tablet Means For Dell And Hewlett-Packard [View article]
    Yes. Flash is a great thing to have on a mobile device if you want to drain the battery.
    Jun 20 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Microsoft's Tablet Means For Dell And Hewlett-Packard [View article]
    Assuming the keyboard works it is a very nice touch.

    I notice in the hands on demo they were not allowed to use it..
    Jun 20 11:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Microsoft's Tablet Means For Dell And Hewlett-Packard [View article]
    @jeffsters

    Why did your company choose Good? Was it the security aspect?
    Jun 20 11:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Microsoft's Tablet Means For Dell And Hewlett-Packard [View article]
    @user409520

    #4 - Yes. I wonder how this impacts Microsoft's consumer and enterprise relationships. There are many angry companies out there: Dell, HP, etc.
    Jun 20 11:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Microsoft's Tablet Means For Dell And Hewlett-Packard [View article]
    If all you want to do is run office then what is the value proposition?

    Microsoft already announced Office will ship in the fall for Android and iOS.
    Jun 20 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Surface Is No Apple Killer, But It Will Hurt Computer OEMs [View article]
    This is exactly what Microsoft is trying to do.

    It is a bold move that will alienate its partners.
    Jun 20 11:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Surface Is No Apple Killer, But It Will Hurt Computer OEMs [View article]
    The Palm acquisition was a shrewd move.

    Too bad HP fired the CEO who did the deal and his successor was clueless.
    Jun 20 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Surface Is No Apple Killer, But It Will Hurt Computer OEMs [View article]
    1) Yes. Samsung sells more units and Apple makes more money. Not exactly kicking the ass.

    2) Yes. Microsoft is building 2 versions. It will be interesting how this plays out. Cost is a factor too.

    3) Yes. By selling a tangible product Microsoft can be more profitable if the quality is good.

    4) If I am Nokia I would be worried. Will Microsoft build a line of Microsoft phones next year?
    Jun 19 04:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Attacks Apple [View article]
    Yes. That's the plan.

    Finally Microsoft has something to sell in the stores they planted across the street from Apple.
    Jun 19 04:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Attacks Apple [View article]
    "No, it won't make you richer, smarter, or better looking, but a sexy gadget can have a real visceral appeal."

    If it doesn't make me richer, smarter or better looking why do I want it?
    Jun 19 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Attacks Apple [View article]
    "If I get one and want to switch to the other one later, will all my apps switch over?"
    New Metro-style apps will.

    Not unless you are running an emulator for the chip. Either that or the Microsoft VM/compiler has to do a lot of work at run time.
    Jun 19 04:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Attacks Apple [View article]
    Why do you want to buy a mobile device that needs a power cord?

    I am interested in how long you can stay unconnected with this device.
    Jun 19 04:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    @luke

    This is exactly the argument Microsoft is making. Of course there are others who don't exactly like Microsoft software which is why the iPad has been so successful.
    Jun 19 04:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    "The partners may not like this. But now they have to produce something at least as good as Surface."

    If I was a partner I certainly would not like it. In fact I would re-evaluate my whole relationship. My partner just stabbed me in the back.

    If you are buying a Windows PC, Windows Phone, Windows Tablet would you rather buy it from a 3rd party or the company that produces the product you are looking for?

    These partners spend money to build and market a Windows Brand device and now the source is competing against you.

    I would not be pleased. Good move by Microsoft if they can execute by disassembling an Apple device and making their own version of it. Bad for their partners.
    Jun 19 04:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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