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Microsoft called the Surface Pro 2 a “true laptop replacement,” while dubbing the Surface 2 “the most productive tablet for personal use … [that] offers all the entertainment and gaming capabilities you expect from a tablet, along with the ability to get work done.”The biggest problem with Microsofts strategy is that the group wanting that larger tablet running on the Windows platform is a small group, indeed. Gartner expects 90 million Android tablets will ship in 2013, 107 million on iOS and just 3.7 million on Windows.”I believe Surface 2 will help Microsoft gain tablet share, but that comes from a very small base today,” said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. “Both new tablets offer improvements and unique features, but neither fundamentally changes the competitive landscape. The tablet market has swung to a low price, 7-in. to 8-in. form factor with thousands of speedy and relevant apps.”
“We must do the work to ensure that the PC stays the device of choice when they’re trying to be productive in life,” Ballmer said at a meeting for analysts and institutional shareholders yesterday, the first in two years. Ballmer said the company will have to work hard to keep the industry “north of 300 million” units.PC shipments will decline 9.7 percent this year to 315.4 million and won’t ever return to the peak levels it reached in 2011, according to researcher IDC. The market will shrink until 2015, it said. The slumping popularity of the devices is coming as consumers increasingly turn to smartphones and tablets, two markets where Microsoft and the PC industry have lagged.
In his latest report, Kuo says the next iPhone will be available on China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier, and the most important carrier in China.
The biggest problem has with its iPhone business is distribution. It stopped adding big new carriers in 2011. This has limited its sales globally.
China Mobile will be getting 4G wireless coverage this year, according to an earlier Reuters report. The standard for China Mobile’s networks will be called, “TDD-LTE.”