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Microsoft 'Surface Phone' Reportedly Coming
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User Rank: Ninja
12/8/2015 | 4:50:57 PM
Re: Sales?
I'm not sure I agree that an excellent device is related to what people want, or how many they sell. It seems irrelevant.
For instance, in 2013, Bentley delivered just 3,140 cars to customers in the Americas. Nevertheless, you wouldn't say that the Bentley is a bad car, would you?
User Rank: Ninja
12/2/2015 | 9:28:00 PM
Re: Sales?
@melgross, good point about sales, I feel that sales are not skyrocketing because, technology (CPU price, performance and power consumption levels, etc.) has not reached the level that the Surface category desires -- it is a new category as many other manufacturers are also rolling out products that are similar to the Surface Pro.

Microsoft might be utilizing its capital strength by remaining in this category until, technology reaches a level where hybrid devices are economical or it might have already reached the desired level with the Surface Pro 4.

Either way, innovation is taking place. It is apparent as we see a Continuum transform a mobile phone into a PC. 
User Rank: Ninja
12/2/2015 | 6:32:58 PM
While the Surface Pro 4 may look and feel nice, the question is how many Microsoft is actually selling. For the past 12 months, they haven't sold more than about 3 million Surface tablets in total. So to say that the Surface team will be designing Surface phones is odd. There is no evidence that people like, or want, Windows Phones or tablets, in anything approaching large numbers. If anything, the opposite may be true.

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