[citation][nom]kartu[/nom]HTC can make Windows phones and Android phones.Samsung can make Windows phones as well as Android phones.Yet Nokia, the #1 (still) manufacturer can not make both Android and Windows phones. And "obviously" it has nothing to do with the fact, that it's current CEO is a former Microsoft employee.../facepalm[/citation]For some reason they still can make a Symbian phone (like the recent model with the high-resolution camera).
Windows 8 is going to fail because it doesn't have any advantages on tablets over iOS or Android and it's forcing desktop users to use a tablet UI (Metro). It's all about money of course. Microsoft is trying to turn the PC into a kiosk/console that runs preapproved apps from the Microsoft app store (Microsoft gets 30% share of app sales and ad revenue from ad-supported apps). But we get pretty tiles, so I guess it's okay?
[citation][nom]jhansonxi[/nom]For some reason they still can make a Symbian phone (like the recent model with the high-resolution camera).[/citation]
So cool of the CEO guy not to kill Symbian phones (which are officially scheduled to cease to exist anyway) overnight. This realy defeats original argument.
Windows 8 good for tablets bad for pc's I've been nessing around with the preview fro some time now and i'm on it write nowe as i type this and i'm still yet to get my head wrapped around this metro ui. It's not functional on a pc especially on a desktop in which i'm using now and getting rid of the start menu was a major setback imo. So much so i downlaoded Start8 to get the start menu back because i use it a lot.
[citation][nom]Classzero[/nom]I am looking forward to windows 8 tablets, absolutely not interested in a windows 8 tablet where the chip can not run all windows software.[/citation]A lot of potential tablet buyers don't need backwards compatibility. So I think Windows 8 ARM has a strong future in the less expensive tablets. But I agree, if I eventually get a Win8 tablet it's probably going to have a low power x86 chip. Like Brazos-T or Samara.
Super late to the party. Hope they come up with something great. Not because i like Nokia, i hate them, but competition is always good, right.
In all honestly, i bet my salary it won't be great. An average product at an average price. It will gain minimal market share initially and struggle for growth as competition increases. Within 5 years id expect them to drastically restructure or cease production completely.
Of course it doesn't help that every new release of windows has historically been a hit and miss affair.