stopped in the Microsoft store, what a great experience (the apple store is a joke in comparison)... very knowledgable and professional staff.. . , took the time to go over the surface , it is loaded with microsoft office , so you can do your powerpoints, excel, etc... what a great tablet... ipad, ifad !!!
MSFT stores do not need to be as busy asApple stores to be successful. Even at 50% of the traffic of Apple stores, it will still be a huge success for MSFT. With Best Buy stores and Staples stoes, Surface RT will be adding billions to MSFt each quater to their top line.
It is funny to compare them. I am MS trained and certified. One of my clients took her iPhone into the Apple store to get help getting her contacts over from her old phone to her iPhone. Guy didn't have a clue and messed everything up. She called me to help her, I don't really work on iPhones but wanted to help her out. It does make me wonder about the folks that work in the Apple stores. I think they are just Apple fanboys and girls not real professionals. MS has training and certification programs for their employees and partners. Wow.
Now with Surface RT (soon Surface Pro too) in retail stors around the world, look for MSFT Surface Tablet PCs take control of portable computing. Along with Surface RT, Pro 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., revenue contributions to msft will be many, many billions to msft each and every quater, and groing like weeds!!!