“Compal raked in over $5.6bn in revenue during the first quarter of this fiscal year, although its net profit was a measley $470,000 or so â€“ a drop of over 37 per cent from the same quarter the previous year.”
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What was M$’s take on that??? Probably more than $1billion and with a huge margin.
OEMs’ problem is not the hardware nor the volume. Their problem is M$ is a millstone around their necks. M$ has been getting a free ride for decades. It’s time OEMs installed Android or GNU/Linux by default rather than that other OS. Wake up and do the maths, Compal and friends. Retailers too should wonder why the product is not selling with all the advertising and shelf-space devoted to it.