1. mrappbrain's Avatar
    Pebble is the undisputed king of the smartwatch segment. While companies like Samsung still struggle to give the pebble tough competition, pebble continues to innovate in new ways and cement it's position.

    If Microsoft acquires Pebble, they will gain a huge boost into wearables. Wearable tech is being hailed as the next big thing, and Microsoft would be perfectly poised to dominate this segment if they acquire Pebble.

    In the next few years, Microsoft could then replace the Pebble software with it's own, which would be leagues better since Microsoft is a software company after all.

    Windows Phone and Windows would also benefit, since the lacklustre support for Pebble can then be turned on it's head.

    What are your opinions?
    siva bharathi likes this.
    03-02-2014 05:35 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    nay , they shouldn't acquire pebble , they could build surface watch , or they could have build windows watch which runs on same kernel that of windows 8/windows phone .
    google is the king in acquiring , I don't think so Microsoft should acquire like google , I believe they should build their own smart watch rather buying a company ;)
    ohh semsaung smart watch is a piece of crap , it runs on tizen os which is flop os
    03-02-2014 07:06 AM
  3. Robert Warmerdam's Avatar
    Hell yea they should
    03-02-2014 07:20 AM
  4. aximtreo's Avatar
    Why not? Buying them gives immediate product. If they develop their own, it will take months to years and by then, meme product in the market way too late.

    Go MS.
    03-02-2014 07:27 AM
  5. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Why not? Buying them gives immediate product. If they develop their own, it will take months to years and by then, meme product in the market way too late.

    Go MS.
    I believe apple is working hard to build a smart watch so why not Microsoft
    03-02-2014 07:38 AM
  6. Jaskys's Avatar
    They shouldn't, they're already working on their own watch for quite a while now
    03-02-2014 07:42 AM
  7. ohgood's Avatar
    Pebble is the undisputed king of the smartwatch segment. While companies like Samsung still struggle to give the pebble tough competition, pebble continues to innovate in new ways and cement it's position.

    If Microsoft acquires Pebble, they will gain a huge boost into wearables. Wearable tech is being hailed as the next big thing, and Microsoft would be perfectly poised to dominate this segment if they acquire Pebble.

    In the next few years, Microsoft could then replace the Pebble software with it's own, which would be leagues better since Microsoft is a software company after all.

    Windows Phone and Windows would also benefit, since the lacklustre support for Pebble can then be turned on it's head.

    What are your opinions?
    pebble is a very small niche market, and Microsoft already has a very high number of irons in the fire to keep track of, not to mention bi believe wearables are a passing (and short lived) trend.

    it may have already peaked
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-02-2014 08:05 AM
  8. bayanii's Avatar
    I want a wearable, but more like the Nike band.
    03-03-2014 02:05 AM

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