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Gloom News from Windows 8 Notebook Supply Chain

New report from the Asian supply chain raises issues with Windows 8 touchscreen laptops.

Sep 10 2012, 2:45am CDT | by

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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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Windows 9 rumors: Microsoft backing away from the Metro world

Source: Ars Technica

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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   Full article at: Ars Technica Jun 30 2014, 7:45pm CDT
 

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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 ...
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Source: Neowin   Full article at: Neowin May 28 2014, 9:24am CDT
 

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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