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BLOG: Microsoft's smartwatch: Been there, didn't do that

Preston Gralla | May 7, 2013
Vendors are falling all over themselves to develop smartwatches. Will this be yet one more example of Microsoft getting to a market first and then failing to cash in?

Another problem is Microsoft's protect-your-own-turf culture, which makes it difficult for it to develop products that span departments. And it doesn't help that Microsoft demands that all its products lead back to Windows. That bit of turf-guarding holds back innovation.

This all reminds me of what happened with smartphones and tablets. In both cases, Microsoft had the jump on Apple but couldn't cash in. It's hard to believe that things will be different this time.


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