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Steve Ballmer confirms Microsoft's intentions to produce more hardware

0. phoneArena 15 Nov 2012, 07:57 posted on

Love it or hate it, it looks like Microsoft is firmly convinced that hardware is a field where it just has to be. Speaking at a tech event in California yesterday, Microsoft's CEO has once again hinted that his company is continuing to explore all kinds of available options to join the hardware game...

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posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:07 1

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


i hate it....! "Epic Fail"

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:16 1

2. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


All hardware are "Made in CHINA" most American will be unemployed by American companies making products oversea.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 14:56

7. i_hate_my_life (banned) (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)


so what?

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:17

3. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


" Understandably worried about the reactions of their partners, the CEO has said that although Microsoft is definitely going into hardware, it believes that it is its partners will be controlling the major part of the Windows ecosystem. "

does this mean that Microsoft will collaborate with Nokia, HTC, and Samsung to make new hardwares (Surface Phone for example)? Like Google for their Nexus line

English is my second language :)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 10:31 1

4. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Lol, only so many crazy ideas can Ballmer come up with and push forward all the while not making any returns before the shareholders get upset and start wanting results in their favor and then all this will change.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 11:24 1

5. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1145; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


like I said before Most big businesses that have stores online or otherwise have their own brand name products to sell to the Public. generally they sell them at a cheaper price than competitors do. Microsoft is doing it right because once a person buys software they keep using on their computers for years at a time. So it is wise for Microsoft to have a little side thing going. Yoo Microsoft we need a Microsoft store here in Philadelphia PA preferably some where in Center city or University City a division of Philadelphia where the University of Pennsylvania Campus is..

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:39 1

6. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Microsoft does make some hardware already, like keyboards and mice. It was only a matter of time because they wanted to expand.

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