I am pretty excited about Windows 8 in general. It should be the turning point for Microsoft and start getting some growth momentum again. There are though some concerns about how fast Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 sales will be growing. Last week the Windows Phone 8 phones from Nokia got unveiled with no release date. Rumors say now that November is the launch for Windows Phone 8 devices. That is pretty late in the Holiday shopping quarter to generate huge sales.
Now a report on Digitimes
highlights issues vendors have with Windows 8 notebooks. Especially touchscreen laptops are supposed to have high-cost associated with it which only would make them attractive for early adopters. Demand for Touchscreen Windows 8 laptop would kick in somewhen in 2013. Given that touchscreen input is the new killer feature of Windows 8 this is a serious problem for the success of Windows 8.
Disclaimer: I own Microsoft Stock.
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@rupsidaisy laptop, and then if money isn't really an issue, a Mac, it's easier to set up and doesn't have windows 8
Microsoft will remove the desktop from mobile-oriented versions of Windows 9, codename "Threshold," writes Mary Jo Foley.
The mobile operating system, available for both ARM phones and tablets, and x86 tablets, won't include a desktop environment at all. Laptop and desktop systems will have the desktop, and will default to it. Hybrid systems are described as offering both a Metro-style mode and a regular desktop mode, governed by whether their keyboards ... Source: Ars Technica
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Rumour has it that Microsoft will not only release a second update to Windows 8.1 later this year, but will also offer the next iteration, Windows 9, for free (or at a substantial discount).That's according to a blog post by Russian hacker group WZOR, which reckons that those who have already purchased Windows 8.2 (or Windows 8.1 Update 2) could be in for a treat, but the decision hasn't yet been finalised at Microsoft HQ.There's also talk of ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech RadarJun 25 2014, 4:45am CDT
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources — Summary: It's looking like Microsoft's new ‘mini’ Start Menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored. Instead, it's sounding like a 2015 deliverable now. — Microsoft won't be delivering a new Sta ... Source: TechmemeFull article at: TechmemeJun 2 2014, 10:45am CDT
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Insteon has announced a new partnership with Microsoft that will bring Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps as well as Microsoft-branded devices for connected home and business use. Read more.. ... Source: Neowin
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