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____/ Mark Kent on Saturday 04 October 2008 07:49 : \____
> nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Never mind that Microsoft has kicked off a hyped ad campaign to
>> convince the public to buy Windows Vista PCs, - it's also given users
>> more time to switch back to Windows XP.
>> As for low end notebooks, they'll have to give them even more time,
>> since it's either Linux or XP.
> This is a critical point for Microsoft. So far, they've had the best
> part of a year to come up with a strategy for how to handle the new
> class of ultra-portable device, with no signs to date of anything other
> than extending the lifetime of the already long-in-the-tooth XP.
They have begun throwing vapourware around again (Windows Cloud). They must be
"In the face of strong competition, Evangelism's focus may shift immediately to
the next version of the same technology, however. Indeed, Phase 1 (Evangelism
Starts) for version x+1 may start as soon as this Final Release of version X."
--Microsoft, internal document
> The new mobility markets are filling up with linux-based machines, with
> OpenMoko, Android & LiMo leading the way into voice telephony user
> devices, and Ubuntu, Mandriva & Maemo paving the road to µComputers
> that, unlike their 1970s equivalents, really are quite small!
They have also been speaking a lot about mobile over the past week, making
promises they can't fulfill (links below). They might wish to reproduce the
failure of the Zune with a 'Zune phone', according to reports.
On all except a few very profitable products (e.g. Microsoft Office), Microsoft
makes colossal losses.
Windows Mobile misses annual shipment target
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| Lees, a veteran Microsoft executive who moved from the Server & Tools unit in
| February, attributed the lower-than-projected Windows Mobile sales to some
| devices coming to market slightly later than previously expected. He declined
| to say which ones.
Microsoft (MSFT): Kill The Zune
Zune Guy Rant Against Microsoft and Zune no Longer Available
Zune Guy calls Microsoft 'liars,' says Zune situation is 'f***ing bulls**t'
Zune absent from Microsoft exec's speech
The beginning of the end for the Microsoft Zune
Zuneral this Saturday!
GameStop to Stop Zune Sales
- From Vista to Zune: Why Microsoft Can’t Sell to Consumers
Zune Sales Still In the Toilet
Microsoft May Build a Copyright Cop Into Every Zune
Microsoft says Zune executive will leave company
Dancing Ballmer subjected to Zune dance therapy
A Legitimate Reason to Hate the Zune (And Microsoft Too)
~~ Best of wishes
"One smaller motivation which, in part, stems from altruism is
--Vinod Valloppillil, Microsoft
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