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re: Et tu, Ballmer, or Mísoftís stab at tablets
rick merritt   6/20/2012 5:59:47 AM
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Good point re the royalties. I went back to my notes from a May 2012 trip to Taiwan. Two sources told me royalties were about $45 on Win 7 and Msoft was looking to increase it.

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old account Frank Eory   6/19/2012 10:42:10 PM
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The biggest problem I have with this article is the secondhand hearsay from Acer engineers complaining that MS wants to charge $80-$90 royalty per device, at the same time it is directly competing with them by offering Surface as a MS-branded device. First, wherever you heard that royalty fee, it sounds like b.s. No way are OEMs going to pay that much to put Windows RT on their tablets. Probably something more like $10. MS isn't just competing against the iPad, it's also competing against Android tablets -- and Android is free. It's tough to compete against "free", but if Win RT is as good as many are hoping, maybe they can get $10 per tablet for it.

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rick merritt   6/19/2012 8:23:04 PM
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I never promised consistency ;-) but I will say: Apple has no OEM biz, Msoft does. Samsung was fast to copy the iPad, Msoft was slooow as a Zune. Google continues collaborating with OEMs, Msoft has started going it alone on an ad hoc basis. Is Msoft allowed to change course? You bet. Are they doing it in a way that burns its OEM customers? Seems like it to me.

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rick merritt   6/19/2012 8:19:42 PM
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Good point. Nokia staked its future on Windows Phone, but got (or maybe asked for) nothing regarding Win RT.

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rick merritt   6/19/2012 8:18:52 PM
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Win 8 comes in a version for the x86 for use in everything from tablets to desktops and another version--called Windows RT--for ARM based systems,mainly tablets. Surface uses Win RT and Nvidia's Tegra ARM SoC. I have not heard who makes the Surface for Msoft. Has anyone else?

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chanj0   6/19/2012 8:13:06 PM
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Microsoft has a close hardware partner to work with, Nokia, in addition to all the other Windows device manufacturer. I wonder why Microsoft do not work with Nokia, giving them a leading position in the market. Well! If Nokia had no interest in tablet market would explain it.

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chanj0   6/19/2012 8:08:23 PM
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Does Apple do similar thing? I guess it is the trend of marketing.

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RGRU   6/19/2012 5:02:42 PM
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These tablets look very impressive. The whining and complaining in the article was a waste of time reading. It seemed quite pointless.

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nicolas.mokhoff   6/19/2012 3:40:23 PM
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I believe the RT(RunTime)version of Windows 8 is for tablets, like the Surface.

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wilber_xbox   6/19/2012 2:34:37 PM
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I am confused with the picture, so Win8 is for the tablets or for PC? Also, is MS manufacturing the tablets or in partnership with hardware company?

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