Microsoft is consistently in denial when it comes to new technologies.
circa 2000 - "Google is just a house of cards" (we don't need a pagerank algorithm)
Over the past 12 months, Google has been giving less and less relevant results and
circa 2010 - "tablets should cost > $1000 and run an overwhelmingly burdening OS, why bother having them tethered to CDMS and GSM"
Between AAPL and MSFT, only AAPL sets the price and tetheredness of the hardware so...um...yeah.
Microsoft always has the millionaire's solution. The problem is that their computer device buying market are not millionaires.
You sound poor.
Their overwhelmingly un-cost effective solutions ultimately fail 100% of the time in the marketplace, then they simply copy whatever worked which is almost always a lighter more cost effective solution to the same exact problem.
Instead of being forced to create cost effective solutions to problems, after 2-3 years of being beaten over the head with them, they should START OUT with cost effective products and think of getting AHEAD of competitors.
It's like the executives at MSFT think it's a business deal and they can start out with a high offer and negotiate it down in the marketplace. People don't play that sh1t anymore. They need to get in their time capsule and jet out of 1985 and into 2011.
MSFT is a large corporation and large corps always lag their smaller competitors. If you'd brush the crumbs out of your neck-beard and get a job, you'd find that out.
- oh wait, I forgot, MS R&D can project video directly into people's retinas like the Borg. I can't wait until hordes of people develop vision problems from that. That will be the end of Microsoft.