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Windows 8 expectations 'overwhelmingly negative' with suppliers

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Windows 8 expectations 'overwhelmingly negative' with suppliers
The big news in October will without a doubt be Microsoft-related: Windows 8 and the Windows Phone 8 launch are coming at the end of the month. However analysts like Topeka Capital’s Brian White are warning investors to tone down their expectations.

The reason? On his travels to Asia meeting with suppliers, White reports on overwhelmingly negative sentiment. After October and November’s ramp up in device manufacturing, facilities are expected to go nearly idle in December.

Expectations are actually for late 2013 to be the time when Windows 8 might start getting more traction. The report is mostly centered on PC shipments, but this general sentiment carries over to mobile devices running on Microsoft’s platform as well. Check out the report below:

source: Business Insider

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