Tablets: Microsoft won't be a factor

Tablets: Microsoft won't be a factor

Post by nessun » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 08:05:21

The iPad may rule today, but eventually Android tablets will become
more popular, while Microsoft will remain a non-factor. So says Gene
Munster, Senior Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray. And I think he's
absolutely right.... [Munster said]

I think it will play very much like the iPhone played out. I think
for the first year or so, it's going to be advantage, Apple. But I
think that as more of the Android tables come out and get optimized,
you're going to see some very stiff competition...

As for Microsoft, he essentially sees no future...

How bad is it for Microsoft? He sees even MeeGo beating it....

Tablets: Microsoft won't be a factor

Post by bbgruf » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 08:18:26

I do wish you'd stop all this - after the past week or so, I'm in danger of
feeling sorry for Microsoft (and spare me the "Micro-who??"!!!!!)

Seriously, what's going on?
It's not just us here in cola - it's as though the journalist world has
woken up since that bit last week about Goldman Sachs downgrading Microsoft.
Was that like the cry of the young lad in 'The Emperor's New Clothes'?.


Tablets: Microsoft won't be a factor

Post by RonB » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 08:43:22


Another case where the "fractured market" will win out. From the end of
the blog:

"Munster is right about Android tablets beating out iPads, because Apple
will likely continue with essentially a one-size-fits-all model, while
Android tablets will be available in many different sizes, aimed at many
different audiences, at many different price points. Niche marketing will
win over mass marketing."

Choice is good.

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