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U.S. consumers hesitant to make switch to Windows 8

  1. #21


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    We should all send an email to Microsoft to name COKE Microsoft Ambassador and MS should give him a Surface-Pro and a Phone
    They should supply him with anything he wants. He is probably selling WIN8 better than MS themselves.

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    We should all send an email to Microsoft to name COKE Microsoft Ambassador and MS should give him a Surface-Pro and a Phone

    I rise my hat COKE, you never drop it, I enjoy every one of your posts, even if I don't think the same
    Thanks! The same to you good sir!
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    We should all send an email to Microsoft to name COKE Microsoft Ambassador and MS should give him a Surface-Pro and a Phone
    They should supply him with anything he wants. He is probably selling WIN8 better than MS themselves.
    I can sure as hell sell a Windows Phone better than Microsoft too. This is fact.
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  4. #24


    The best thing MS did with Windows phone was get Jessica Alba on stage as eye candy. I didn't even notice the phone though, so maybe it wasn't all that good on their part.
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    There was a phone?...

    A Guy
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The best thing MS did with Windows phone was get Jessica Alba on stage as eye candy. I didn't even notice the phone though, so maybe it wasn't all that good on their part.
    I noticed both. I'm personally enjoying the several Windows Phone commercials on TV now. The HUGEST problem with Microsoft's TV advertising was never actually showing the UI itself, just a random minor feature like Xbox Live. I just was watching one of my show's and I believe I spotted a Nokia Lumia 900.... Aw yeah.
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  7. #27


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    Yeah, but do you look as good as Jess Alba?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    We should all send an email to Microsoft to name COKE Microsoft Ambassador and MS should give him a Surface-Pro and a Phone
    They should supply him with anything he wants. He is probably selling WIN8 better than MS themselves.
    I can sure as hell sell a Windows Phone better than Microsoft too. This is fact.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    What's more, about one-third of Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users who are ready to buy a new personal computer say they intend to switch to an Apple product.
    Good Luck! See Ya! Brand new Apple users will find Macs to be completely intuitive!
    Lols... They'll be throwing a Windows OS on it anyway thinking all of their problems will be solved.
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    NPD has their numbers out. for those that don't know NPD, they are a sales tracking firm. here's their explanation:

    Plenty of questions, few answers surface about early Windows 8 sales | Ars Technica

    Surprisingly, the first talk of sales numbers was positive: the Register reported the results in Europe were, according to channel analyst Context, actually quite good. Sales in the two weeks up to and including the October 26 launch of Windows 8 were up 7.8 percent year-on-year, and about a quarter of these machines shipped with Windows 8.

    According to market research firm NPD, the US market does have a problem with stale Windows 7 inventory. Windows 8 is growing each week as these old machines are flushed from the channel. But Windows 7, in contrast, had no comparable problem with Windows Vista inventory. The result? Windows 7 had a "stronger launch," but Windows 8 has a "faster ramp."

    But this inferiority may be due not to poor sales per se, but delays in shifting Windows 7 merchandise. With NPD noting the old inventory is being cleared and Windows 8 is ramping up, the US could soon match Europe's results.


    Remember that the vast bulk of Windows sales is with new machines, not PC upgrades.
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    That story tells nothing. He is just filling the page for no reason.
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