Surface RT, it looks like our price estimate of the Surface Pro was on target as well. Microsoft just announced that the Surface Pro will available in January, at a starting price of $899 for the 64GB version. As in the case of the Surface RT, this does not include the price of the heavily marketed touch/type cover. Let's take a look at the how this could affect Microsoft's mobile strategy.
30 Nov 2012
27 Nov 2012
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23 Nov 2012
According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, Google and Dish network are in talks to partner on a new wireless service. A follow-up report on 9to5Google confirmed these developments and stated that Google will be ready to roll out the service by mid-late 2013. While talks are at a very early stage, Google's primary motive may be lowering the cost of data usage while bringing down smartphone prices and their associated subsidies.
20 Nov 2012
My post on Windows 8's pre-launch metrics suggested that the platform would see poor demand in the market and now, early reports seem to concur with that prediction. According to a report from Paul Thurrott, sales of Windows 8 based devices are far below Microsoft's expectations. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has taken to blaming OEMs for their failure.
15 Nov 2012
In my previous post, we had measured the iPad's "adjusted" market share in Q3 by estimating the expected QoQ growth in the absence of iPad Mini rumors. Let's use this "adjusted" figure to measure latent demand for the iPad Mini and see if it has any bearings on our previous cannibalization estimate.
13 Nov 2012
9 Nov 2012
When Microsoft announced their intentions to be a "devices and services" company, I stated that it could pose a risk to their OEM relationships. With the Surface RT launch behind us, it looks like the Windows RT platform could be the first victim.
6 Nov 2012
2 Nov 2012
After numerous leaks and a canceled launch event, Google finally unveiled the revamped Nexus line-up. The product & pricing decisions seem to suggest that the "Nexus" brand's target segment is shifting from enthusiasts to the mass market. Let's take a look at the impact these products could have on the market.