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The PC industry just doesn't get it

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I bloody don't care if you can't use the 520, I'm using that to make a point which you obviously dodged.
    I didn't dodge anything. What's the point of citing as an example, something that one can't use?

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I bloody don't care if you can't use the 520, I'm using that to make a point which you obviously dodged.
    I didn't dodge anything. What's the point of citing as an example, something that one can't use?
    I didn't even use that as an example as something YOU can use, I used that as an example to show how a smartphone can be built and designed cost effectively, not cheap. I can use the 520 here in the US, I don't care about that nor do I care if you can.
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  3. #23


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    Yeah, it's like how great the Surface Pro is, but kind of a moot point if you can't get one.
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Yeah, it's like how great the Surface Pro is, but kind of a moot point if you can't get one.
    What's the difference if you've interacted, played around with, and used one?
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    As the song goes 'You can't touch this':

    Microsoft won't reveal sales figures, but according to market watcher IHS iSuppli, of 1.25 million Surface tablets shipped during the fourth quarter of 2012, only 55 per cent to 60 per cent were purchased, leaving half the stock to gather dust on shop and warehouse shelves.

    Adding to Microsoft's Surface RT woes, along with the lukewarm response, IHS reported a ''very high'' return rate on the device, which it attributed to the steep learning curve required to use the Windows 8 OS.

    There are no Microsoft stores in Australia, so consumers willing to buy the Surface RT online (and wait up to three weeks for a pre-order) had to take a leap of faith. Smart says that's not a risk an average consumer is willing to take. ''People like to feel the weight, touch the interface and understand the accessories, and when they can't do that, there are a lot of great alternatives out there. You've got to be a fanboy to wait three weeks for one pre-ordered online.''

    With the Surface RT languishing in warehouses and the Surface Pro just about unobtainable - stores estimate a month's wait on orders - Microsoft seems to know no middle ground.
    Microsoft takes stock of strategy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    As the song goes 'You can't touch this':

    Microsoft won't reveal sales figures, but according to market watcher IHS iSuppli, of 1.25 million Surface tablets shipped during the fourth quarter of 2012, only 55 per cent to 60 per cent were purchased, leaving half the stock to gather dust on shop and warehouse shelves.

    Adding to Microsoft's Surface RT woes, along with the lukewarm response, IHS reported a ''very high'' return rate on the device, which it attributed to the steep learning curve required to use the Windows 8 OS.

    There are no Microsoft stores in Australia, so consumers willing to buy the Surface RT online (and wait up to three weeks for a pre-order) had to take a leap of faith. Smart says that's not a risk an average consumer is willing to take. ''People like to feel the weight, touch the interface and understand the accessories, and when they can't do that, there are a lot of great alternatives out there. You've got to be a fanboy to wait three weeks for one pre-ordered online.''

    With the Surface RT languishing in warehouses and the Surface Pro just about unobtainable - stores estimate a month's wait on orders - Microsoft seems to know no middle ground.
    Microsoft takes stock of strategy
    What does this have to do with anything?
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    Your words:

    What's the difference if you've interacted, played around with, and used one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Yeah, it's like how great the Surface Pro is, but kind of a moot point if you can't get one.
    Your words, to which I refuted:

    What's the difference if you've interacted, played around with, and used one?
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  9. #29


    I don't have a single solitary clue what either of you are talking about
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  10. #30


    LOL! They've been at it the greater part of the day.
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