According to those in the know, one reason that the unveiling was canceled had to do with a decision made by Microsoft management to wait for the touch version of Office to be available, before lauching the product. If that is the case, you can expect the tablet to be given another unveiling date. Another speculation is that Microsoft felt that the tablet would not sell as well as the competition's mini tablet, so it nixed the plans. By giving up on the Surface mini, it could be that Microsoft is giving up on the consumer tablet sector. In that case, don't expect to see the device except when the already produced units are sold on eBay.
So which is the real reason for the Surface mini's non-appearance on Wednesday. Is it because Microsoft is waiting for the touch version of the Office Suite to appear, or is it because Redmond has started waving the white flag in consumer slabs. Time will tell.
source: Neowin via BGR
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There is absolutely no demand for the Surface right now. The concept was a bit too late, like the Zune. Im surprised they havent given up on it.
posted on May 22, 2014, 8:34 PM 1
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I think you are dead wrong because a lot of folks want a PC tablet which is a Tablet that can run standard desktop software. The surface Pro 3 is one of the best on the market now. As far as the Mini Surface is concerned they should make an Atom CPU version and sell it for under 350 dollars because Microsoft needs a Tablet selling in the sweet spot which is 350 to 499. Dollars because their Surface Pro 3 line of computers are too expensive to Low income folks and People on a budget
posted on May 23, 2014, 9:12 AM 0
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Surface pro 3 is a work of art, the mini will be just as well.
posted on May 22, 2014, 8:36 PM 0
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Sony Duo looks sexier and sharper than Surface
posted on May 22, 2014, 8:41 PM 0
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I wouldnt mind buying an 8 inch windows pro tablet with usb ports, hd display, 256gb hdd or more storage space with ulv haswell celeron/pentium at 400-500$... Surface mini pro? If its windows rt only then its a good thing they where canceled....
posted on May 23, 2014, 3:45 PM 0
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