The Opinion Cast: PCs are losing, Android is Winning?

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 16th, 2012

Sorry for the long delay in our opinion cast. We are implementing a new model that we believe will make it even better. We have sought professional help and brought on a moderator / host Shawn King to produce and moderate our podcast efforts.

In this Opinion Cast we discuss the iPad Mini and the potential impact it could have on the PC industry. Windows 8 is upon us and we discuss Microsoft’s Surface and share some insights on how to think about it and products like it. Lastly, we take a deeper look at John Kirk’s series on Android winning the battles but losing the war.

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Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin is a Principal Analyst at Creative Strategies, Inc - An industry analysis, market intelligence and research firm located in Silicon Valley. His primary focus is consumer technology and market trend research. He is a husband, father, gadget enthusiast, trend spotter, early adopter and hobby farmer. Full Bio
  • http://www.facebook.com/msaleem Muhammad Saleem

    Losing, with one ‘o’. Feel free to delete this comment :)

    • benbajarin

      fixed thanks. We would love comments on the podcast especially ways we can make it better.

  • Englishmole

    I know you’re busy Ben but, come on, spell-checking your headline takes seconds.

    • benbajarin

      Agreed. That particular one (loosing v. losing) always seems to get me for some reason even though I know better.

  • Ron

    Android is winning the smartphone market. It also share the tablet market with Apple. But it doesn’t mean Window is losing the laptop and desktop market. What it does now, it slow the PC growth.

    It may replace the PC in the long run if they can just run every software on the PC platform. On the contrary, it is also possible for Window 8 to take over the mobile platform if Window 8 provide a consistent and seamless multi-screen computing experience across PC and mobiel platform.

  • def4

    Thanks for the very interesting and lively discussion.
    The panel format is a good fit and the brisk pacing kept me engaged.
    Shawn’s moderator job was also done very well.

    As this was one of those precious few rambling free podcasts, I am impressed.

    • FalKirk

      Thanks for the feedback. It is truly appreciated.