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10/21/2011 10:58 PM EDT
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daleste   10/22/2011 4:03:44 AM
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Its interesting to see the computer and software companies move into the phone business. Apple was very successful at it. We will see if MS can do as well.

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SylvieBarak   10/22/2011 5:53:05 AM
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Well, they don't really have a choice. The world is going more and more towards a mobile computing model, with most of the third world skipping computers altogether to go straight to mobile. I think Microsoft has a good chance, but it may take the company a few more fumbles before it finds its mobile groove. I actually think that the first device maker that can come up with a smartphone with DAYS of battery life will be the ultimate winner. Shiny screens, powerful chips... it's all well and good until your battery dies!

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elctrnx_lyf   10/22/2011 7:51:19 PM
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Yeh, I agree with that and its a great point. This would be one reason why the windows running arm could be a real block buster.

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Kinnar   10/23/2011 3:09:47 PM
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Besides the phone, pc and tab the worlds needs a strong platform with all devices standardization such that a designer can choose the os and devices easily and deploy a user friendly electronics device in a very small time span. The standardized usb devices are very good example of this if it is getting very good back support like embedded linux it will help a lot to the future digital era.

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selinz   10/23/2011 3:45:13 PM
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It's interesting to see that Intel and Microsoft are still doing "very, very well thank you" even with so much mobile news. Content creation is still really done exclusively on PC's.

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SylvieBarak   10/23/2011 7:12:08 PM
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Selinz, you're right, and I think reports of the PC's demise have been wildly exaggerated, BUT, the fact that both Intel and Microsoft keep trying to break into mobile, and are investing so much time, resources and effort into it shows that they are a little worried that in maybe 10 years down the road, PCs may not be primary devices anymore (especially in the emerging markets), so they have to hedge their bets. What is clear is that PC sales are slowing down in the developed world, and once tablets find their proper groove, who knows? I'm not worried about Microsoft or Intel's financial health for the near future, but they do need to explore the mobile option, and that's what they're doing.

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Dave.Dykstra   10/24/2011 2:50:31 AM
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Both MS and Intel have been exploring mobile for some time now. This would just appear to indicate that MS recognizes they need to get it right this time to have a chance at catching up with the competition ( or maybe even getting ahead, even briefly).

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SylvieBarak   10/24/2011 4:07:50 AM
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Well, it will be tough for them to "get ahead" when their hardware specs seem to be a full year behind their competition in the phone market, but let's see. The Nokia/Microsoft team up may yet surprise us all.

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GREAT-Terry   10/24/2011 4:35:33 AM
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It seems that MS is still lagging much behind which is of course not good to its development. If the new OS and related hardware platform come a year later, it is really difficult to predict what will happen by then. Will MS come up with something more advance? Will the battery run time be suitably long enough? I think the performance (whether it is dual core or not) is not the main attraction (as least from what is reported so far) so we just can hope MS come up with something ground-breaking or it will lose the battle again.

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HVREDDY   10/25/2011 5:27:56 PM
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It has to be something revolutionary and not evolutionary. Microsoft and Intel both have the resources to do this... but being late in the game is always difficult unless you make the revolutionary jump. We saw what Zune did vs Ipod....Today Android apps download is more than IOS apps download. Unless Microsoft also builds a library of apps to counteract Google and Apple, it will be a big uphill struggle....

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