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Still Not Getting It Dept.

September 10th, 2013 - 5:11 am

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Microsoft has set the debut date for the Surface 2 series of tablets, and even the invite is still giving equal weight to the keyboard.

This doesn’t bode well for the new tablet, the improved (?) OS, or the thinking in Redmond.

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But ... but ... BREAKDANCING ASIAN BUSINESSMEN!
49 weeks ago
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There is a market among business travelers for a high-end Windows machine that can ditch the keyboard for convenience when you're on the plane and just want to read or watch a movie, but act like a laptop in your office or at your meeting.

It's a fairly small market, and Lenovo probably already has it locked up.
49 weeks ago
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The only way they'll move these is to sell them for a loss like they do with XBox. No one wanted them initially, so they'll have to sell these at dramatically lower prices in order to compete.

Problem is, Acer and someone else are currently doing a TV ad blitz for whatever junk they're making these days and calling it a 'Windows Tablet'. And no one makes cheap, unreliable crap like Acer, so MS won't be able to undercut them to appeal to the mass market.

Not that it would matter. In case their entrance to the portable music, phone, and tablet market wasn't evidence enough, look no further than the new XBox debacle. They have a successful product, but then shot themselves in the foot. All the bad stuff has been rolled back, but the damage is done and who knows how many sales it cost them.

Like Samsung, MS is really good at cloning what's already out there. When it comes to in-house innovation, you're just left scratching your head.

On a side note, I'm 100% convinced that Apple purposely leaked rumors of an iWatch because they new Samsung or someone else would respond by immediately rushing some clunky, half-baked technology to the market.


49 weeks ago
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I don't normally go for conspiracy theories, but that last point of yours might just be spot-on. Apple has got to be tired of Samsung's copycat antics, so why not set them up for a fail?
49 weeks ago
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But it's black! And we're using Apple-y fonts! This time for sure!
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