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  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    The Windows Phone 8 handsets are selling well.
    can you support this.... cause you mislead us a little bit with the Xbox sales in this same tread, you just multiply by 1000 the sales of the Xbox. May be you can edit this 750 millions, honestly I can't see how you can have make a such big mistake.

    Aside why Microsoft don't show us the Xmas sale ? If it was positive they will tell us, peoples always hide what they don't want we see.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Why MS stock flat? Why is Apple stock declining? I think investors have more confidence in the MS plan. They are more diversified also. They may loose in one division, but make it up in others. .

    hummmmm if you purchase MS share in 2009 , you have not make a single cent, if you have purchase Apple share in 2009, you triple your investment, you have to look a long therm not at short therm. Apple share will rise again especially if the MS go down like I predict. If you look the general tendency of Apple is going up.


    Apple , rising over a 5 years period

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    MS same price , no profit

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    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    The Windows Phone 8 handsets are selling well.
    can you support this.... cause you mislead us a little bit with the Xbox sales in this same tread, you just multiply by 1000 the sales of the Xbox. May be you can edit this 750 millions, honestly I can't see how you can have make a such big mistake.

    Aside why Microsoft don't show us the Xmas sale ? If it was positive they will tell us, peoples always hide what they don't want we see.
    Latest report shows global Win Phone growth, strong Nokia comeback in the UK | Windows Phone Central
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    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Why MS stock flat? Why is Apple stock declining? I think investors have more confidence in the MS plan. They are more diversified also. They may loose in one division, but make it up in others. .

    hummmmm if you purchase MS share in 2009 , you have not make a single cent, if you have purchase Apple share in 2009, you triple your investment, you have to look a long therm not at short therm. Apple share will rise again especially if the MS go down like I predict. If you look the general tendency of Apple is going up.


    Apple , rising over a 5 years period

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    MS same price , no profit

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    I'd be more concerned at the fact that apple lost over 200 dollars in stock price since the summer.
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    You're right molebo.

    Ms did it back to front.

    Instead of fixing things a significant proportion do not like - they did the opposite.

    Instead of releasing the flagship before Xmas- they are releasing it after the also ran.

    The RTM wasn't ready - but still they went ahead.

    The only explanation for the last two is that they are worried - they simply couldn't wait.

    The explanation for the first is they are in a dominant position and can force through a lot.

    About 320m will buy pc's in the next 12 mths because they need to.

    Therefore w8 is guaranteed to sell that many.

    Only those whio have 1000 or more can think about a mac ( if you consider that a choice). Everybody else has windows on their laptop - good, bad or indifferent.

    They are bound to sell at least some tablets and phones as well, just thru sheer presence on the shelves - and again because the ipad is far too expensive for most in developing countries. Nokia is good at pushing out low cost phones - they just happen to have windows on them. There may be some android devices in the picture as well - but with iphone out of the running in developing countries - that guarantees sales of nokia devices.

    They could have done so much better.
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    The share prices are interesting.

    Shows two very different types of investment.

    Apple grew at an amazing rate. There was an expectation in some quarters - that rate of growth would continue ( I suspect partly due to predictions that tablet sales would rocket over the next couple of years ).

    Now that looks less likely. It looks like Apple will stil be king for the foreseeable future and they will continue to perform strongly - but will not grow at the same rate as before.


    MS share price tells a different story.

    It shows there is no expectation of growth.

    MS will continue to get revenue from their existing deals for some years to come. That keeps a bottom on the share price - not likely to dip below 10 time earnings - there should be safe dividends, but no capital growth in the value.

    Even if MS slide - it will be gradual, so unless someone starts a stampede - investors may be able to get out in time.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'm dedicating time, money, and resource into building a new desktop PC designed for Windows 8 and everything in one.
    ah that's already better. May be we can talk about it
    It will include an Xbox motherboard and internals inside of it.
    Why would you do that? It's more effort than it is worth. I suspect this is simply just talk and likely won't come to fruition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post

    ah that's already better. May be we can talk about it
    It will include an Xbox motherboard and internals inside of it.
    Why would you do that? It's more effort than it is worth. I suspect this is simply just talk and likely won't come to fruition.
    It kind of is more effort than it's worth, but considering I won't be using it too often, I would rather have it out of sight and needed when I need it versus just lying there. It's not that difficult to do so, it's just taking an ITX PC internals, or more like a microATX motherboard and a 2.5 inch hard drive, and putting it into a mid size ATX tower. The board will be on the hood of the case, which will be a Dell XPS 600 (modified in length of a few inches), the back ports will easily accessed, as I plan for a 240mm watercooling radiator on top of the case, the PSU will be on the bottom, again the case will be modified to extend further down from the case to hold a standard ATX PSU. Then it just takes some soldering and wiring, boom, Xbox 360 built into a PC.

    With my previous rebuild of my old Dell tower, I was actually planning on doing that, as that's when that crazy idea came to mind. But the tower wasn't big enough, the heatsink would had got in way, and things would get cramped overall. But I did decide that when I do build from a new and different case, I would reconsider it. From my projections, this is possible, especially with the Xbox 360 S model.

    I prefer less devices lying around being used a few things. I just got rid of my old TV this weekend as my TV tuner card came in the post. I know have better picture quality, great sound from my stereo, and no clunky TV or converter box. Why have it take up space if I only use to watch some late night shows and a few other programs? Beats me.
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    Alright, just let us know when you get it done. I suspect it won't actually happen.

    I'd you really aren't going to use it much, I don't see why you would ever put more effort into building it out yourself. A 360 is small, wireless, and takes very little space. I use mine a lot. Games, hbogo, and Netflix player, as well as video streamer, music player and DVD player. Pretty versatile device really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Alright, just let us know when you get it done. I suspect it won't actually happen.
    Why's that grumpy goose?
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