incrediBILL - 7:08 am on Jul 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
This is exactly why I avoid certain stocks because investors are idiots and panic like a cat caught in a cardboard box at the littlest things.
The problem isn't a weak demand for MS products, the problem is the market is saturated and people have good fast machines with a stable OS and they don't feel the need to upgrade. The only reason I got Win 8 was because my 7 year old faster than heck mother board decided to go off the deep end and Win 8 came with the new machine.
Also, they were simply too late to the game with Win 8 phones and tablets. Everyone that wanted a smart phone or tablet pretty much already has one and just like my old computer, I probably won't buy a MS phone or tablet, if ever as I love Android, until my current ones break or become too obsolete to continue using.
Investors need to learn patience because MS is playing a long term strategy and the goal is to build that customer base over time and it will take a few years to capture an audience away from Android and Apple.
Plus they need to make the desktop experience more appealing for those that don't have touch screens otherwise they're going to, if they haven't already, irritate a whole bunch of desktop users. I've managed to come to terms with Win 8 but I'm not happy about it unless I go get a touch screen I probably never will be at ease with this mess and it has nothing to do with the start button, I can live without it, it's the whole Metro and desktop lack of integration and that's another block post.
Anyway, like I said, the idiot investors need to be patient as this is a long term strategy but they just killed their own investments, not mine, so I don't really care if they start jumping out of windows (happy pun) after losing all their money over a needless panic attack.