02-06-2013, 12:30 AM #1
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So yesterday Dell went private and Microsoft loaned them $2 billion to help get the deal done. Now MS technically doesn't own a part of Dell so they can't pull any strings, but I wonder if this situation would lead to MS influencing Dell to make more WP handsets. The Venue Pro was a good device and we could use some more good hardware to ensure that there is plenty of choice.
Dell focuses mainly on PCs so my guess is that MS would probably be more interested in the PC and tablet side of things.
BTW one thing that really annoyed me when I read articles about the deal was how a lot of writers kept implying that PCs were going to die off and this was just another indicator of that. They keep using the silly term 'post-PC era' even though there is nothing to suggest that PCs are going to go anywhere. Sure people are using more tablets but people can own many types of devices.
02-06-2013, 12:42 AM #2
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Michael Dell has some hairbrained scheme in mind to sell tiny cheap USB stick cloud computers that allow you to run virtual instances of any OS you want. Read up on it. That's Dell's big plan. I don't think WP is in the future for them. It's just as well though because 80-90% of what Dell makes is crap anyway. Aside from their top of the line business stuff, everything they build is pure junk. I think Microsoft made a questionable investment here to be honest.
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