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Submission + - Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake' (theregister.co.uk)

puddingebola writes: Perhaps it isn't newsworthy, but Bill Gates has characterized Microsoft's mobile and smartphone strategies as "a mistake." From the article, "In an interview with CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose on Monday, Gates admitted he wasn't pleased with Microsoft's performance in the mobile market, going as far as to characterize the company's smartphone strategy as "a mistake." "We didn't miss cell phones," Gates said. "But the way that we went about it didn't allow us to get the leadership, so it's clearly a mistake."

Submission + - Asus Windows 8 tablet pricing comes in high; Demand likely low

puddingebola writes: "Pricing for Windows 8 Tablets seems to be leaking to the internet. A number of webistes are running articles and blog posts. From the article, "The roadmap here is preliminary in that Asus could change its pricing before the tablets launch along with Windows 8. But if the pricing sticks these tablets could have rough sledding ahead. Given the pricing fumbles of OEMs, it's no wonder that Microsoft has cooked up its Surface tablet. After all, Microsoft has the resources to lose money---just look at the billions lost in the search wars---in the name of market share.""

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