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post #31 of 114
Ballmer is out of his noggin if he thinks building Microsoft stores across from Apple stores is going to build the brand.
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Why not take the X-box market like they said; the young male market, and call it an X-Pad? haha smile.gif
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keyword is portable, not just phones.

and #s vary greatly depending on who you look at: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-ipad-market-share-2012-11
 
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Maybe it's because of the video with the creepy school girls doing manly dances? Every time I see that commercial I cringe at that part. Terrible. Terrible.

On the other hand, I do want to give a Surface a try. It looks far more promising than any other MS tablet before it.
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I was referring to the tablet market. Everyone seems to want an iPad, and developers seems to want to make their product as much like one as possible, take a look at samsung for example. Also look at iPods.
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To echo what others have said, I'm going to go to an AT&T store and wait. I will watch phone sales.

I'll take a sample size of exactly 1 second where someone buys a Windows 8 phone. Then I'll write an article about it and title it "Windows phone 8 sells INFINITELY MOAR units than Apple's iPhone."

And doing so would give me the same accuracy of results as this CNN article.
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It'll be a long time, even if microsoft does start making some nice devices for them to ever touch apple and their "chic" image hold that they have on the public. Most people buy apple products because of the hype and the name. Not the device.
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For some reason this reminded me of what some "brilliant" mind thought would be a good way to spend grant money.

For whatever reason the group that was in charge of some grant money my school got thought it would be a great idea to build a Mac computer lab for the computer science department.

Guess what no one ever uses that lab.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by catharsis View Post

It'll be a long time, even if microsoft does start making some nice devices for them to ever touch apple and their "chic" image hold that they have on the public. Most people buy apple products because of the hype and the name. Not the device.

I buy apple products because I have an aluminum fetish.
post #40 of 114
I'll have to say that this article is wrong. I live very close to an extremely popular mall in the midwest and it has both an Apple and Microsoft store. At the Apple store, there were several associates that weren't doing anything to help customers who walked in and looked at products. At the Microsoft store, I was helped quickly after I walked in. Both stores, yes BOTH stores were jam packed with people, and in BOTH stores there was a LINE at the register. I'd say that the mall the article looked at was quite different than mine I guess.

By the way, I checked out a $1200 Samsung Windows 8 Pro Tablet that has a great screen size, core i5 and 128GB SSD. It was pretty cool in metro, and pretty useless at everything else. I felt that I was playing with a very expensive, very sensitive toy. Not a productivity device that I'd feel safe lugging around in a briefcase or backpack. This was my first experience with Windows 8 release, and I'd say I like the full version on tablets much better than RT, but it still doesn't cut the mustard for me in terms of a truly innovative or usable OS over Windows 7.
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