Good thing the Xbox One will make tons of money...to pay for the Surface losing tons of money! Way to break even Mr. Gates!
theunfetteredmind wrote: »
Announcing Surface RT 3 and Surface Pro 3, now with three position kickstand!
j/k ... or at least I hope I am.
Microsoft HAS to keep trying while it is still making money in general. Tablets will continue to take market share away from PCs as consumer devices. if MS doesn't continue Windows Licenses through tablet, they will eventually cease to make money or at least cease to grow. One more device revolution and they could become the next RIM/Blackberry. They have to try.
I'm not saying they will ever succeed, but never is a long time and MS has a lot of money.
This will just give their new CEO Elop an excuse to use his 'Platform is on Fire' speech all over again.
He will be a friggin genius.
jkichline wrote: »
So no one is going to buy this. You announced it and then told everyone they are working on an even better one. Thanks Einstein, you just called your new product antiquated and irrelevant.
mwhiteco wrote: »
STUPID is as STUPID does
robin huber wrote: »
I am guessing MS has about a 50/50 chance of carving out a stable minority position in the tablet market. If they stick with it and make the ecosystem more robust. The brand still has value in the minds of high level old guard IT execs. They will keep it alive. This assumes the Windows Phone also survives.
So, per the headline, one has to assume that the new incoming Microsoft CEO has committed to a long haul Surface?
And he won't be empowered to go in some other direction?
This is stupid.
Same sh*t, different enclosure + keyboard.
Microsoft learned decades ago to stick with something until the 3.1 release.
Remember Windows 3.1? In case you don't, it was the first usable version of Windows.
Now Microsoft usually doesn't give up on a bad product until years have passed.
E.g. Zune. But yeah, credit to Microsoft for dumping KIN after just a few weeks.
So now we're at version 2.0 of Surface and Surface Pro.
And I suppose version 3.0 and 3.1 will arrive some time in 2014. Probably post-Ballmer.
I wonder if there will be another $1 billion Surface write-down between now and then.
digitalclips wrote: »
"Microsoft signals it's committed to Surface hardware for the long haul"
Why does this make me think of zombies clawing their way out of a grave?
AppleInsider wrote: »
"You're only going to see more and better come from the Surface team."
"This team is crazy."
"If you do (break into the device), you can have my roadmap,"
Microsoft brought in a number of real-world users to talk about why they use the company's touchscreen tablets.