Funny to see that they are still selling it via their website for $199 (and that may very well be the carrier lock-in) But MS is still selling Windows RT tablets on the same page as the Windows 8 tablet. Pretty sad, because both tablets look like they run the same software and MS has abandoned RT. That's MS for you: 1) Abandonware 2) So big and bureaucratic that their software isn't very consumer friendly.
This is all very good for competition. It's good to see that MS is finally changing its ways and waking up and releasing its no longer the 800 pound gorilla (for consumers). These steps they are taking will benefit the consumer.
Any placing bets that the iWatch will bomb?
It looks like it will have lackluster response.
I hope they were asking themselves why people need one.
My $25 Casio performs admirably and who needs to extend their phone to a watch?
Making life easier by making it more complicated.
Maybe there will only be limited models of mini, like black or white 16 GB. Possibly they are not selling enough or not enough margin? The regular iPad now looks pretty small. Eh, the mini will be around, 99% sure. As long as they have there 40% margins on product. Most people use them for reading?