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Windows 7: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

26 Jul 2013   #1
gregrocker
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake



Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

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Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.
Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer put the disaster into simple, understated terms, The Verge and Neowin separately reported.
"We built a few more devices than we could sell," Ballmer reportedly said.
Despite some good reviews, Microsoft had an extraordinarily difficult time getting the Surface off of shelves, and an overwhelming number of Surface RT tablets have been left unsold. If you break down the $900 million Microsoft lost on the Surface RT, it comes out to about 6 million unsold devices.
Still, Microsoft is working on the next generation of the tablet, and internal response to the new device has been positive at Microsoft, Neowin reports.
It's not just the Surface that has been letting the company down; Microsoft is not selling enough Windows products in general. But Microsoft does have one bright spot: Windows Phone 8 is beating BlackBerry for the coveted No. 3 spot in the smartphone market.



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26 Jul 2013   #2
OvenMaster

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And why does this man still have a job at Microsoft?
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26 Jul 2013   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

They can always give them away to the poor in Africa/ but will they take them lol ?
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