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Xbox SmartGlass Could Save Windows Phone, Tablets
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EVVJSK,
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6/7/2012 | 7:20:53 PM
re: Xbox SmartGlass Could Save Windows Phone, Tablets
Synergy CAN be good. May or not drive NEW customers toward Microsoft (may just make those with Xboxes happier). Lately I have seen a Microsoft more willing to worry about making it products better and interoperable to some degree (i.e. the iOS and Android support at least at some level) than worrying about trying to kill off other technologies altogether. I think it is healthier for MS and other companies to do this in the long run.
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PMcDougall,
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6/7/2012 | 3:50:28 PM
re: Xbox SmartGlass Could Save Windows Phone, Tablets
thanks Aden, we always appreciate feedback
Aden11
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6/7/2012 | 2:54:57 PM
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Paul: Good article by the way. I always enjoy reading your articles.
Aden11
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6/7/2012 | 2:53:08 PM
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Now this is the fruit of excellent competition. Apple, rattle the cage back in 2007 with the introduction of iOS and open the endless possibilities. Google and MS pushed it further. I am not a big MS product user but I am extremely pleased with the results. I think these new innovations and ideas will provide more benefits to 'US', the consumers. Next 3-5 years will be fun to watch. Competition, specially from Apple and Google pushed MS to come out from their comfort zone and start thinking out-of-the-box. And the result is some wonderful ideas and products. Only time will tell how successful these products are but at least they look good from here.

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stephenkiers,
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6/6/2012 | 7:57:11 PM
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Microsoft cannot afford to snub Android and iOS with limited features, and they won't. Nobody would ever see the full functionality of the system if they had to have a Microsoft tablet or phone.
The microsoft products may have it built into the OS, but all features will be available in all ecosystems.
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Gideon,
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6/6/2012 | 4:08:05 PM
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Paul finally gave Microsoft credit for innovation. In spite of what the nay sayers are saying, I already knew that Microsoft is up to something. I had already predicted that WP 7 will sell. It just takes some innovation to get to that. Microsoft has always been a game changer, and that is why I will stick with their products. Of course, I would not shy away from other products, but MS is my default. That said, I'm happy that Google, Apple, and others begin to challenge Microsoft. Why? Because the Redmonder will continue to improve their products in order to remain relevant. I have invested a lot of my time and money in MS technology, and I am not jumping ship now, especially, when I'm currently making money with their technology.

MS market is huge around the world, and I will always find my niche among those techs! Right on Balmer, you have just debunked the nay sayers that you had no plan. I love .NET, SQL Server Azure platform, WP7. And by the way, I do use Linux too. And to be honest, I find Linux much easier to use than Windows platform. It is just that I happen to specialize in area where I can make money from consumers! And that is on Windows platform!
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PMcDougall,
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6/6/2012 | 3:25:57 PM
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@Blair S. Thanks for repeating what's in my story (paragraph 10). I noted that the SmartGlass experience on iOS and Android is likely to be limited compared to Windows 8 devices. SmartGlass should also draw a lot of non-MS users into the Microsoft ecosystem for the first time, which can only help Windows 8 sales.
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Blair S.,
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6/6/2012 | 2:58:44 PM
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As stated during the Microsoft E3 presentation, the technology will be available for iOS and Android devices. So how exactly do Windows phones and tablets benefit?


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