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NYT: Windows 8 fails to excite, sales off to slow start

Windows 8 Sales 2013

Windows 8 has failed to draw the excited masses that some earlier versions of Microsoft’s (MSFT) PC operating system had attracted, according to a report published Sunday by The New York Times. Microsoft and its partners hoped the new platform would be a catalyst in a weak PC market, but earlier reports suggested Windows 8 might not have a real impact on sale for quite some time. Now, Acer’s president for the Americas region Emmanuel Fromont tells The Times that Windows 8 sales are off to “a slow start, there’s no question.” Acer is not the only Microsoft partner that has publicly complained of slow sales. Speaking with The Times, Sanford C. Bernstein analyst A. M. Sacconaghi predicted that global PC shipments declined 3% in 2012.

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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