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Microsoft ups Surface RT production and retail presence, brings it to Best Buy and Staples today

0. phoneArena 12 Dec 2012, 02:58 posted on

Microsoft's Surface RT has been hard to find and actually handle in a retail location before you pull the buy trigger. You could click the buy button online at Microsoft, or check the tablet out in one of its scarce retail locations across the country, but no major retail chain was carrying it, which has no doubt affected sales negatively...

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posted on 12 Dec 2012, 04:01 3

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


Articles about RT have become ghost towns

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 04:29

2. fsnas (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


I think because all the articles about the Surface RT in PA are using the same picture!
changing the picture is a bit of an ad to the article!

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 05:51

3. 7thspaceman (Posts: 900; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Microsoft had to take this Action and do it fast. Microsoft does not have any stores in the Philly and Camden area where I live and that is a shame millions of people live in this area. fortunately Staples and best buy stores are available in Philadelphia and Camden and in the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania and lower south east Jersey so we will get to check out the surface RT tablets for ourselves. I just hope that the BestBuy and Staples sales People are aware of what a surface Tablet's capabilities are and give People the correct info like that the Surface RT runs only the apps that are available in it's software's store and will not run any standard Windows PC desktop or Laptop software.if people know this they wont get angry and return it but will know up front what they are working with. Microsoft has stated that they will support It's surface computers for 4 years that means plenty of apps will be written for it because the Apps creators know the surface will be around for years to come and not a temporary Product.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 07:02

4. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


maybe drop the price by $200?????

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 09:31

5. cdgoin (Posts: 355; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Maybe they learned from the Dell Venue Pro experience.. things only sold online to a select audience surprisingly don't sell well. No matter how good the product is.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 10:13

6. MeoCao (unregistered)


except when it's Nexus

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 14:14

7. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I am curious, what about the app situation is not pretty? There have been many stories about the rapid increase in apps (since we are so app focused) not to mention the amount still being published. How is this bad exactly?

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 17:25

8. papss (Posts: 3445; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


This is PA we are speaking about...they would rather not say anything positive if they don't have to about windows products... Nokia l920 being the exception

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 18:38

9. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


they should really cut down the prices!!!

i mean its christmas, release it with crazy deals!! im sure it will boom like crazy!!! like $299 for the 32GB with touch cover...i'm pretty sure iPad and nexus 10 will be like ghosts if you'll do this!

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