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  • Microsoft's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week [View article]
    @cud Apple is trailing edge technology, it's consumer technology. If you want real technology take a tour of an enterprise data center not a tour of the average US home. Real technology comes from HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle. SAP and dozens of other real technology companies.
    Jun 24, 2012. 03:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turning Negative On Nokia ... Again [View article]
    @eshy

    Oh grow up. It's not cheating. It's called selling what you've got until the better product is available. All vendors do it everyday. Smart phones and tablets are one of the best examples of planned obsolescence on the planet We're waiting on the iPhone 5 and the original was announce in Jan, 1997. So 5 years and 5 versions. Why impend progress because of backward compatibility. MS got in that trap for many years in the past.
    Jun 24, 2012. 02:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turning Negative On Nokia ... Again [View article]
    So did you pay $0. $50 or $100?
    Jun 24, 2012. 02:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turning Negative On Nokia ... Again [View article]
    I think MS needs Nokia as much as Nokia needs MS.
    Jun 24, 2012. 02:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turning Negative On Nokia ... Again [View article]
    I thought my Lumia 900 already had Tango but maybe not

    http://bit.ly/MkiB2K
    Jun 24, 2012. 02:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week [View article]
    I believe Microsoft nets 32% profit vs Apple's 27% profit. Of course Microsoft's 32% is after a lot larger advertising and R&D budget.. How's Apple's patent portfolio doing? Maybe they should buy Nokia and we could call them NoApple.
    Jun 24, 2012. 08:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Windows Phone 8: AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have promised to support WP8, and Samsung, HTC, and Huawei are joining Nokia as initial hardware partners. Also, Zynga (ZNGA) says it will develop games for WP, and Qualcomm (QCOM) boasts all WP devices currently available run on its processors, while adding WP8 models will use multi-core Snapdragon chips. Broad industry support for WP8 could leave little room for BlackBerry 10 (RIMM) to emerge as a "third ecosystem."  [View news story]
    @dhd

    No, WP has been open to any and all ODMs that play by Microsoft's rules. That's always been the case. The WP brand needs all the recognition it can garnish to reach critical mass. I still have a lot of questions about Samsung, Android and Bada and I'm sure MS does too. We have to see how Nokia's cash flow looks in next earnings on 7/19/2012. I think their cash burn rate show go down to about $150-250m a quarter; -.04 to -.07 EPS. Hopefully Lumia units will come in at 6-10m units. Afterwards it's all about waiting for WP8 devices and announcements.
    Jun 23, 2012. 08:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    Samsung already has a mobile OS called Bada.
    Jun 23, 2012. 08:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    Dell and HP are probably going he way of IBM. No more consumer PCs just enterrprise servers and other data center equipment.
    Jun 23, 2012. 08:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    Microsoft is the worlds largest software company. If they sold all the hardware, like Apple, on which their software runs MS would be several time the size of Apple in revenue. I'm not sure biggest in terms of gross revenue or even profits is an ideal scenario.
    Jun 23, 2012. 08:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    I believe Dell and HP have either already released Android devices and design them and tabled the idea. Yep, you just rewrite 250m lines of Window code and tell the enterprises it's free.
    Jun 23, 2012. 08:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    Selling $75 Windows RT license at 30-50% profit isn't as profitable as selling $500 of hardware at 25-35% profit. That's why Apple's bigger than Microsoft in gross revenue and profits.
    Jun 23, 2012. 08:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows Phone 8: Hats Off To Microsoft [View article]
    @os22

    You are correct. Apple's advertising budget is about 1/3 of Microsoft's for the latest comparison I could find.

    It appears that Apple’s Advertising budget is on page 62 from the SEC.gov’s website.. Advertising costs are expensed as incurred. Advertising expense was $486 million, $467 million, and $338 million for 2008, 2007, and 2006, respectively for Apple Computers.

    How does this compare to Microsoft? Page 5 on the SEC.Gov’s Website states that Microsoft’s Advertising expense was $1.2 billion, $1.3 billion, and $1.2 billion in fiscal years 2008, 2007, and 2006, respectively. Meaning that Microsoft’s advertising budget is much more massive than Apple Computer Inc, about 3 times the advertising budget.
    Jun 23, 2012. 08:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Windows Phone 8 OS: A Game Changer For Microsoft And Nokia [View article]
    Here's a good article on WP8 release and how it could have been delivered better

    http://onforb.es/MDEj2v
    Jun 23, 2012. 10:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Windows Phone 8 OS: A Game Changer For Microsoft And Nokia [View article]
    Nokia had shown that they had the proverbial "not invented here" mentality and were more interested in their little internal empires than really being competitive. Thus, they're history. Nokia's apps divisions for cameras and maps can add value just as other Android device makers add value. Nokia doesn't have the software expertise to compete in the OS world. Neither do Dell and HP as they so recently demonstrated.
    Jun 23, 2012. 10:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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