The Microsoft store where I picked up my XBOX One has at least 250 to 300 people waiting for the consoles. The store itself was packed but everybody was happy and excited. Meanwhile, last week at 9PM at the Sony store I saw no one waiting (at 9PM in MSFT there were at least 80 people chance buyers). So either there were no one beyond the pre-orders for PS4 or the turnout was low (yet still made 1M shipments). It's gonna be huge success for XBOX One given this metric.
Can't do serious work on iPad and Android. Meanwhile, I listen to XBOX Music and do real work on Surface Pro. Sounds very good on my high-end headphone.
Yesterday (day before Thanksgiving), I saw new stock of XBOX One available for purchase at the Microsoft store. I asked the guy in the line if this is a pre-order (the box is green so regular version) and he said no. Looks like Microsoft will sell a lot of units this season since they have units and the demand is there - the store was packed during the midnight launch. At the Sony store, no PS4 (the demand was also pretty weak during their launch at this store yet they sold 1M units overall).
The Finns should vent their anger on the previous CEO as he ignored the trend of smartphones. That got Nokia on a slow death. I was hoping Microsoft would let Nokia keep on moving as a separate company but there are good points that Microsoft is taking over, 1.) Nokia D&S will have better financial backing, 2.) Nokia will have better integration to the WP OS, 3.) Nokia will no longer have to give AT&T exclusivity (MSFT in the driver seat will probably not allow it).
MSFT is actually helping Nokia (the telecom company) have a bright future by not taking over the patents and the Here technology.
Are you expecting Microsoft to give you an offer to stop trolling?
Looks like no laptop afterall. The teaser they showed on FB appears to have different aspect ratio as the tablet so I thought it was not a tablet with an attached keyboard.
Looks like Nokia has a new cellphone, tablet and a laptop per the teaser picture in Facebook. I'm surprised by the laptop.
Best year for Microsoft. They should keep Ballmer and kick the nut of Wall Street and the kool-Aid drinking media.
the.lunatic6 is desperate. He keeps posting false news everyday. Maybe he is a hired basher from Samsung. Go trash an HTC instead.
My vote for Elop just vanished after he announced his intentions for Bing and XBOX. Win8.1 is great because of the integrated Bing search and XBOX brand has a big following. Hopefully Mulally gets it. He moved from Boeing to Ford to save a great American brand. Personally, I still want Ballmer to stay but would prefer Mulally if Ballmer leaves. I don't want a Canadian destroying a great American company.
Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB sale at the Microsoft store looks like a huge hit. Web has a very heavy traffic if you can get in. USD99 offer is out and is now selling at USD199, which is still a very good price.