Is Microsoft in Trouble?

The recent statistics released by Gartner regarding the worldwide sale of devices including smartphones, tablets, and PCs, could lead you to conclude that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) is in trouble. Rather than accept this as pure reality, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses different perspectives on the numbers in the video below. While it would be difficult to argue that Microsoft is keeping pace with either Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) or Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) on certain fronts, Microsoft continues to have its unique strengths.

Considering alternate views on a given stock or company can often give you an edge, so accepting the conventional wisdom on Microsoft may leave important information behind.

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  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2013, at 11:36 AM, applefan1 wrote:

    Microsoft's biggest problem is themselves.

  • Report this Comment On July 08, 2013, at 11:12 AM, Tullynator wrote:

    Microsoft unfortunately has decided that GREED is their main focus. Look at their original policies for the Xbox 1. When they found out buyers were extremely displeased, they quickly did an about face. By the way, I wonder how many buyers of Microsoft Office 2013 have read their license agreement, especially the large bold print that states you must create a Microsoft account and if you don't log in at least every 270 days your software may cease to function and your Microsoft account will be deleted. Total GREED on Microsoft's end. You would have thought they would have learned their lesson from the Xbox 1 fiasco. More and more users of Microsoft's products will be leaving them. This is the main reason Microsoft is crumbling and will eventually fail. Their current policies are total failures to the public with greed as their focus.

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