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A new poll suggests that one in five Americans plan to buy a tablet computer within the next three years. That's great news for Apple, RIM, HP Palm, and the hardware companies like Motorola who are building Android-based tablets. It's horrible news for Microsoft, Read more: www.businessinsider.com...
Every tablet purchase is a Windows PC not purchased. Read more: www.businessinsider.com...
Worst of all for Microsoft, nearly 40% of survey respondents plan to use their tablets for business. That has dire implications for Microsoft's core enterprise business--each tablet potentially replaces corporate purchases of laptops running Windows, and requires IT departments to support non-Windows clients to connect to corporate applications. Read more: www.businessinsider.com...
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Just think, Microsoft has major competition in every market now it seems.
People are using Linux and Apple far more often now.
The Xbox has to contend with Nintendo, Sony, and it's own PC Windows OS.
Bing has nothing on Google.
In fact, Google may conquer them all, if we don't watch out.
Originally posted by gandhi
Yahoo yesterday, Google today, Fonhoodogle tomorrow. I do see google leaving its current market for another.
I mean, they did do the extremely smart move of putting all of their eggs in many baskets. Unlike Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, and the rest of them.
People with computer smarts use PC, without use MAC. Mac users don't like to admit it though.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by muzzleflash
I'm not sure that every tablet PC purchased is a windows PC not purchased, especially if the price point gets below $100, people pay that much and more for Windows alone. So people may buy a tablet where they wouldn't have bought anything otherwise if they're cheap enough. But sure some PC sales might be replaced by tablets.
I remember hearing that Linux was good and free so it would cause the demise of Microsoft but the Linux market share is still pretty tiny.
Will tablets take a bite out of Microsoft's market share? Probably, but even if Microsoft's market share goes from 90 to 75 percent, that won't exactly put them out of business, though their share price will reflect that drop. Linux and Apple still have a pretty small share:
Originally posted by dizzie56
To me the tablets of today are just fads. They are way to big and bulky to be carried around. My droid2 has more features, fits in my pocket and is prolly faster to be honest. I can do damn near anything on it that i can do on my laptop. To me the future is something that has a small projector screen so if i want to watch movies on a bigger screen i just shoot it on a wall. Also, it would have software where it would recognize my hand movements. In fact, alot like this video except something i can carry in my pocket and I dont have to have something hanging around my neck and i dont have to project everything that i do for the world to see.
Originally posted by METACOMET
Doesn't Gates and Microsoft own more than 150 million shares of Apple? Didn't Microsoft basically keep Apple afloat on purpose to avoid antitrust suits?
I'm not very familiar with all this but I think I read that somewhere. I'd appreciate it if someone could clear that up.
At the 1997 Macworld Expo, Steve Jobs announced that Apple would join Microsoft to release new versions of Microsoft Office for the Macintosh, and that Microsoft made a $150 million investment in non-voting Apple stock.