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Did Microsoft Just Buy Another Tablet Launch?

Nokia's (NYSE: NOK  ) rumored "Sirius" tablet was expected to launch as early as this month, just as Microsoft¬† (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) is likely preparing to launch two new Surface models in the near term. That would potentially mean Microsoft effectively has three tablets about to be launched.

Meanwhile, Microsoft runs a big risk of alienating other OEMs that it now competes with directly. This risk could even potentially bleed into other markets that matter more to Microsoft, since many of these manufacturers also make PCs and other Windows devices.

In the following video, Erin Kennedy discusses the implications of Microsoft's deal with Nokia with Evan Niu, CFA, and Eric Bleeker, CFA.

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  • Report this Comment On September 08, 2013, at 10:23 PM, techy46 wrote:

    There's going to be a Lumia 1520 6" quad core phablet and a Sirius 10" W8RT tablet. So what, all of the ODMs. Dell, HP. Lenovo, Toshiba, etc., are maiking Android devices too. It's time for Microsoft to assert their software dominance and let the cards and chips fall as they will anyway. Intel's Atom 22nm 3d Bay Trail is going to get the competition heated up. Apple and Google better be ready for some rock and roll fuel by Microsoft's pile of profits from their enterprise ecosystem.

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