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  • henkepek henkepek Nov 28, 2012 11:15 AM Flag

    theregister : M$ 'manipulating' winblow$ 8 sales numbers ?

    elreg : "The 40 million figure therefore looks a lot like an optimistic number compiled from many sources of sales, including OEM sales that may count for financial purposes but could be a long way from deployment or even reaching a warehouse or shelf."

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    • "Microsoft's decision to do its own hardware with the Surface tablet is not working out, according to a story at Taiwanese site DigiTimes.

      It cut its order of Surface tablets for the year to two million units, down from four million, according to supply chain sources speaking with DigiTimes.

      Says DigiTimes, "sources from the upstream supply chain believe [Windows 8] may not perform as well as expected in the market."

      Other PC companies like Asus, Samsung, and Dell are seeing weak demand for Windows 8 tablets, says DigiTimes.

      Yesterday, Asus CFO David Chang confirmed this, saying, "Demand for Windows 8 is not that good right now."

    • They must be counting deferred revenue from pre-sales last quarter. It's all those $15 upgrades sold with Windows 7 computers. Besides, Apple sold more than 40 million iPads this month.

      Sentiment: Sell

    • What premise or assumption are you using to make this bold statement ?

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