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Microsoft Living In The Past: Always Late To The Game

Microsoft was once at the forefront in technology, but over the past few years have been late to the party. Let us have a look at some products that they dragged their heels over; search, mobile, tablets and gaming. The sad fact is, some people are starting to believe that the Redmond company has lost its edge.

David Goldman, from CNN Money has written a huge article on why “Microsoft is a dying consumer brand”? Even Ray Ozzie, the soon to be replaced Chief Software Architect said that Microsoft has lost ground over its competitors.

Microsoft has made a few mistake along the way, but they have a big team and should be able to push out some good ideas — so why don’t they? Take the new Windows Phone 7 for example, they knew that Windows Mobile was dying, so why did thy leave it so long before they gave it a revamp?

Apple has been in the mobile OS game for 3 years, Google even less – now look at them. Internet Explorer used to be the browser of choice, now Firefox and Chrome OS — yet another Google product — has started to eat into Microsoft’s market share.

I am not certain what Microsoft is dong wrong, all I know is — they need to do something soon before it is too late.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

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