Quote: Originally Posted by chris1neji
Manufacturers like HP have had terrible management over the past four years and now they are suffering although in the last few months they have really surpass analyst expectations. Dell, hp and many other manufacturers weren't putting emphasis on the mobile market, Microsoft set a bar with the Windows 8 Surface Pro (at a steep price
) with the release of Microsoft's latest OS that has been design with tablets and mobile devices in mind many manufacturers will now have a greater chance at capitalizing on this new market that Apple has been dominating.
In conclusion Microsoft has not abandon it's OEM partners, this is just my opinion (except for the HP part that I can back up with facts). Microsoft is working on restoring their name brand and their "coolness factor"
just turn on the tv and you will see a Microsoft commercial every half an hour at least once.
IMO what Microsoft did to the desktop portion of their business did not restore their "coolness".
When MS tried putting a desktop interface on a phone, it wasn't cool, it was bad.
So what did MS in all their brilliance do? Instead of throwing out the bad idea, they redirected it!
They shifted into reverse and stuck a phone interface on a desktop!
That's cool?? They're not even trying!
All they had to do was create W8 with interface options to serve the desktop crowd AND the mobile market, and everyone would've been happy! EVERYONE! That would've been cool.
Instead, they kissed the mobile market's tail and kicked the desktop market's arse.
Microsoft's "coolness factor" just jumped out of the fire and into the frying pan.