Microsoft ups Surface RT production and retail presence, brings it to Best Buy and Staples today
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 12, 2012, 2:58 AM
Best Buy and Staples today for everyone to handle and try out before they make up their mind.Now Redmond is ready to break that trend, as it just upped its Surface RT production and distribution, with the ARM-based Windows slate arriving at
Microsoft promises 100,000 apps in the Windows Store by February, which would bode well for Surface RT owners, but at present the app situation is not pretty. Currently the Surface RT main advantages, besides the durable design, are the free Office suite supplied with each Surface, plus the the drivers for more than a million gadgets you can connect to the tablet, just like you would with any Windows machine.
Redmond also said that some of its holiday brick-and-mortar stores will be getting permanent afterwards, and rolling out to more countries next year. Initially, Microsoft didn't plan to enlarge the Surface retail presence before the second half of 2013, but sluggish demand in its current limited availability state might have changed the plans.
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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 Dec 12, 2012, 5:51 AM 0
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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 Dec 12, 2012, 9:31 AM 0
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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 Dec 12, 2012, 2:14 PM 0
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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!
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 6:38 PM 0
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