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5 Disastrous Product Launches Under Steve Ballmer

Discussion in 'Front Page News' started by News Bot, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. News Bot

    News Bot iFans.com News

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    This was worth the read for the reminder of the Kin. I remember wanting one(but not until they basically scrapped it) because of some kind of web integration that seemed interesting. It was not missed though.
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    Apple: Ping (I still lol)
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    I loved my Zune because it had better sound then the ipod classic and it showed the song title and band on the screen when the fm radio was playing. I could never manage to get it connected to wifi and the software was really really bad and it was an ugly brown box but I used it to death. As for Vista as Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory said -Windows 7 is easier to use than Vista, I don't like that-.;)
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    Tell me Joe, have you ever used a Surface of any kind?
    I don't feel like it is a failure, in fact, I think it's pretty well built.
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    That has nothing to do with it. What matters is did the product sell?
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    Sorry to differ, but I think the user experience renders the sales irrelevant.
    It did sell, btw.
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    Only ~1.7m in 8 months. Later having the prices slashed. You don't have much of an argument.
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    What is the point of this thread? Like, I'm just curious what compells you, Joe. Cause it kinda seems like you get bored and build up an appetite for some Microsoft bashing. Is this really the attitude we should promote on iFans? Are Apple that unexciting that we have to look to Microsofts shortcomings to get our news? I thought you'd moved on from this style Joe, or at least realised it has no place on the FP.
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    I agree with this. It's not that the article is inaccurate but this forum is supposed to be a support group for people using the various Apple products, not a place where we scream "My Daddy can beat your Daddy". Apple has had it's failures too.

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