With still more than a week to go until Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Microsoft has jumped the gun and revealed some of the promos it will offer through its online store starting at midnight ET on November 28.
Microsoft spokesperson says removal is to “stay consistent” with naming structure.
Nothing ever seems to go right when it comes to Windows RT. A serious hitch has affected the rollout of the Windows RT 8.1 update for Microsoft’s ARM-based tablet operating system.
It’s no longer a matter of speculation, Microsoft is alone in the Windows RT tablet business and will be for time to come. But as hard as it might be to believe, the first-gen Surface RT and Surface 2 will get company sooner or later.
An unsurprising move following months of disappointing sales, price cuts for Microsoft’s Surface Pro and related products, are turning from temporary promotions to permanent slashes.
Microsoft has launched its Bing for Schools initiative, a program that offers ad-free and more secure Bing search to students and, as a bonus for using Bing, free Surface RT tablets as well.
It’s the same old story with just a slightly tweaked script. Windows-based tablets are better than Apple’s iPads, despite what sales numbers say, and the best Microsoft can come up with to prove that is through deceitful commercials that only tell one side of the story.
ASUS has pushed back plans to make more Windows RT-based tablets and will be focusing efforts on tablets running the desktop version of Windows 8 on Intel processors, describing Windows RT devices as “not very promising.”
Microsoft’s miscalculated demand for its Surface tablets consequently led to a big loss for the company recently. So what’s the excuse?
It’s been a long time coming and at last it’s happening. Microsoft is ready to savagely slash Surface RT prices, bringing the tablet closer to its real value. Staples will likely be the first to put the discounts into effect, but chances are other retailers will follow suit soon enough.
At Microsoft’s BUILD conference that is set to start later today, a Surface RT has been spotted running Windows RT 8.1 Preview (build 9431). The demo tablet showcases many features that we are likely to see in Windows 8.1.
Windows RT may go down the webOS path. Oops…
The Surface experiment failed, there’s no question about it anymore, but what remains to be seen is whether Microsoft will look to ditch the tablet market early or give it a second try. At the moment, the latter seems more likely, as second-gen Surface slates are reportedly in the works.