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Acknowledging Apple's early success with the iPad, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer insisted Thursday that the software maker is hard at work on Windows-based tablets. "They'll be shipping as soon as they are ready," Ballmer said, offering few details on the products, which he said will come from partners, not Microsoft itself. "It is job one urgency. No one is sleeping at the switch." Speaking to financial analysts, Ballmer said the goal is "not just to deliver products, but to deliver products that people want to buy."
The momentum this year belongs to Apple products because consumers seem to like them more than other brands.
It seems that as US population is aging, consumers want one standard user friendly system, for their computer, phone, tablet, entertainment center, and guess who have it?
Worldwide sales figures [en.wikipedia.org]
1. Wii – 70.9 million as of 31 March 2010
2. Xbox 360 – 41.7 million as of 23 July 2010
3. PlayStation 3 – 38.1 million as of 30 June 2010
According to a study by ComScore, in 2010 over 45.5 million people in the United States owned smartphones and it is the fastest growing segment of the mobile phone market, which comprised 234 million subscribers in the United States
In a Dec. 22 report, the firm showed that 2009 was an excellent year for netbooks, sales of which grew 103 percent from 2008 totals, with an estimated 33.3 million units shipping in 2009.
why is everyone getting caught up in the little tiny bubble markets.
Ipad is to computing as Facebook is to the web