This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Microsoft Fires Free Windows Phone at Google, but May Hit Apple

"There's always a large junk part of the market. We're not in the junk business," Cook said. "I'm not going to lose sleep over that other market, because it's just not who we are."

However, Apple has less than a 5% marketshare in India and smartphones are quickly becoming commodity items. As the cost of technology falls, Apple may soon face low-cost, high-quality phones that are "good enough" even if not up to the gold iPhone standard. AAPL Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Chart

I can already hear iFans bemoaning their opinion that Windows Phone software isn't as pleasing as iOS, but even the most ardent Apple fanboys and girls must admit business runs on Windows. If you're not already considering margin headwind for Apple you should be because other investors are.

Microsoft and Nokia's (NOK) partnership ensures a steady supply of high quality desirable phones utilizing the Windows Phone platform. What's missing is the breadth and depth of iOS and Android's app market. A free Windows Phone OS will rectify that shortcoming.

2 of 4

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AAPL $130.95 -1.30%
GOOG $551.69 -0.66%
MSFT $48.98 2.00%
FB $81.17 -0.90%
TSLA $230.75 -0.35%

Markets

DOW 17,959.19 -78.78 -0.44%
S&P 500 2,095.63 -13.29 -0.63%
NASDAQ 5,008.0410 -52.2050 -1.03%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs