Re: [newtech-1] Microsoft's consumer brand is dying

From: Michael M.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 PM
IE and WinMo took big hits in the past 3 years. Zune failed even after they finally made a respectable product.  The iPhone and iPad are having a halo effect.  Now we  have Google with Chrome, Docs and Android.  More reasons not to use Microsoft. At some point this will hit the bottom line.

-Mike
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On Oct 27, 2010, at 1:27 PM, Kervin <[address removed]> wrote:

> My thoughts on the subject...
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> Microsoft was never a consumer brand.  Although they've tried desperately to change this for years.
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> Apple has always been a consumer brand.
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> With the increase with consumer tech market spending Apple rode that and Microsoft stagnated with the **relatively** stalled IT spending.
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> This is much different from the headline which implies Microsoft once had a large percentage of their revenues come from the consumer ( non-IT ) market.
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> Even years after the IPhone, Microsoft was still marketing their smartphone almost entirely to IT consumers.  Maybe they'll get it right this time with WM7...
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> Best regards,
> Kervin
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> -Mike
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