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Yet another Microsoft partner says Windows 8 demand is weak

Windows 8 Demand Weak

As Microsoft (MSFT) does its best to paint a positive picture of its Windows 8 launch, the company’s PC vendor partners continue to report weak end-user demand for computers running the new platform. The latest in a long line of such reports comes from Fujitsu (FJTSY) president Masami Yamamoto, who told reporters in Tokyo on Friday that initial demand for Windows 8 is “weak.” Bloomberg reports that Fujitsu, Japan’s top computer service provider, will miss its annual shipment forecast  as a result. “We can’t be optimistic about the PC industry,” Tokyo-based analyst Yoshihisa Toyosaki told Bloomberg. “PC makers’ bet on Windows 8 has failed, as cheaper tablet computers are taking away customers.”

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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