Home » iPad, Mobile

Microsoft Surface Fatally Flawed, Says Source

19 October 2012 3,895 views No Comment

The Microsoft Surface tablet will be dead on arrival,

The Redmond, Washington software maker’s long-hyped Windows 8 Surface tablet will be dead on arrival, according to a respected industry watcher. Sterne Agee’s Shaw Wu, an analyst best known for his pronouncements about Apple and its products, believes Microsoft Surface pricing “could prove to be a fatal mistake and relegate it to be a niche No. 4 or No. 5 player.”

With the base model sans keyboard tagged at $499, Wu certainly has a point.

In truth, the Redmond, Washington-based software maker’s recent record isn’t at all encouraging — products similar in scope and ambition, like the Zune media player and Kin smartphone, have all failed spectacularly.

Given Apple’s already dominant position and the $249 iPad mini due before month’s end, Microsoft needs to be more than just competitive. They need to make statement and $499 sends the wrong message.

According to Wu, a $299 Surface with keyboard would give it “a fighting chance in the highly competitive tablet market…”

Does the Microsoft Surface stand a snow ball’s chance or will it be dead on arrival? I’m guessing the latter…

What’s your take?

Related posts:
— Refurbished AirPort, Time Capsule from $69
— Apple Configurator 1.2: iOS 6 compatibility, bug fixes
— iBooks: Get the iPod touch User Guide For iOS 6
— iCloud storage upgrade extended to Sept 30, 2013
— How to: Turn on iOS 6 Do Not Track

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.