Saturday, November 17, 2012

Windows 8 sales 'well below' projections, report claims | Microsoft - CNET News

Another potential "culprit" combination: PC market saturation, with most people reasonably satisfied with their current and good-enough Windows 7 (or Mac) PCs, and planning to invest in tablets and/or smartphones as their next computing/communication purchase.  A quote from Paul Allen's Idea Man: "Here’s what the death knell for the personal computer will sound like: Mainly I use my phone/pad, but I still use my PC to write long e-mails and documents. Most people aren’t there yet, but that’s where we’re headed. If Microsoft fails to catch up in mobile, in other words, it’s in for a long, slow slide."
""Sales of Windows 8 PCs are well below Microsoft's internal projections and have been described inside the company as disappointing," Paul Thurrott wrote on his Supersite For Windows today, citing a source inside Microsoft.
The culprit? "Lackluster PC maker designs and availability," according to Thurrott."
Windows 8 sales 'well below' projections, report claims | Microsoft - CNET News
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