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Your rant is meaningless, you have no idea how the general computer market works and how it is changing.
And if you have actually read the article, one of the CEOs actually covered that point, the lack of incentive to upgrade. Actually, if you even read beyond the title into the first few posts, one of them actually quoted it.
Also, the "If it ain't broke" argument is meaningless here as well. Blackberry worked perfectly and was loved by corporate for a long time. It didn't change at all, and look at where it is now.

Just a reminder to everyone: Please do not respond to Tsumi because he never knows what he's talking about.
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Blackberry worked perfectly and was loved by corporate for a long time.

Actually the main reason why Blackberries were loved in the corporate arena was because unlike the iPhones and other devices of the time, they would EASILY and SECURELY tie in to corporate IT infrastructure and mail servers. The iPhone lacked any real ability to do so without MAJOR hassles and after market patches.

But I digress.
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Actually the main reason why Blackberries were loved in the corporate arena was because unlike the iPhones and other devices of the time, they would EASILY and SECURELY tie in to corporate IT infrastructure and mail servers. The iPhone lacked any real ability to do so without MAJOR hassles and after market patches.
But I digress.

So basically the corporate policy loved the phone, rather than the people. I didn't know the exact reasons, I just know a lot of people were forced to use them and didn't say crap because that was the company way.
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Actually the main reason why Blackberries were loved in the corporate arena was because unlike the iPhones and other devices of the time, they would EASILY and SECURELY tie in to corporate IT infrastructure and mail servers. The iPhone lacked any real ability to do so without MAJOR hassles and after market patches.
But I digress.

That might be true, but in the end it went into decline anyways, and was eventually replaced with Android and iOS.
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Surface has a screen that's worse than the iPad's, it lasts 5 hours less on a charge, and at launch time, had only a handful of decent apps for its nascent Windows RT operating system.

How would you like a brand new convertible with a one-of-a-kind retractable roof for the reasonable price of $22,000? There’s just one catch. You must pay an extra $10,000 for the convertible roof you saw highlighted in all the commercials.

However, you may want the Surface because of its heavily-advertised Touch Cover keyboard, a must-have accessory that will set you back an extra $119, even though it costs Microsoft only $16 to manufacture. That’s $629 for a new, unproven tablet that trails the $499 market leader in most ways.
post #47 of 53
I'm in the crowd that's content with Windows 7 and sees no reason to "upgrade".
post #48 of 53
Read through all the posts here. Most everyone makes valid points. But you are all forgetting one simple thing. The economy is in the gutter right now. Maybe things aren't selling because the majority of people simply don't have the money to buy the latest thing. All tech sales are down a bit lately as I understand it, and it makes sense. Why risk what little you have to spend when what you have works fine as it is.

I think this is evidenced by the major uptick in android sales and the lowering of ios sales. People simply can't afford the stuff anymore, they buy what they can afford. Yes quite a few probably don't like apple to begin with but the prices of these things is THE major factor for the average person these days. This would also explain apples latest (rumored?) idea for a cheaper iPhone. Their well to do audience is shrinking.
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Windows 8 got rid of Aero Glass, probably one of the prettiest UI elements MS has ever done. The chrome on 8's window manager just looks plain and flat now.
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I'm in the crowd that's content with Windows 7 and sees no reason to "upgrade".

Same here as well.
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