Report: Portable Media Center ‘build it and they will come’ strategy unlikely to be successful

“With the explosion of online music services and the success of portable music players, particularly Apple


  1. MS Blaster, this is a good point, but what they are looking at is wireless live news and similar programming to, basically, cell phones, where the audio is still the main driver. Quite different from what PMCs are all about .

  2. This cracks me up. Quote from an article about the launch of XP Media Center Edition 2005:

    “Curiously, some Media Centers will lack TV features, as Microsoft believes some people will want it simply for audio-streaming and viewing digital pictures.”

    So viewing video is important for a geeky hand held gizmo but not a desktop machine designed to play media??? The company is so incredibly visionary aren’t they.

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