Microsft Not Worried About Netbook Peak, Tablet Takeover
At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week, Jean-Philippe Courtois, president of Microsoft International, told Reuters the following: "Devices are going to come and go." That statement was in reference to the question of netbooks reaching their peak, and tablets taking over where they left off. Obviously, the more tablets that are sold in the world, the fewer Windows licenses are sold, generally speaking. Next to no tablets have Windows installed, while almost every netbook has a copy of Windows installed. It's obvious why Microsoft should be concerned.
Earlier in the year, Microsoft revealed that they would be creating a version of Windows that would work on chips designed by ARM, and that could definitely turn the tables. Microsoft's stock has been dipping lately, but the company is most definitely still making tons of money. But of course, any slide in momentum usually triggers a sell-off. Will tablets prove to undermine Microsoft mobile success? Time will tell!