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  • phands.theheretic5 phands.theheretic5 Apr 23, 2013 9:03 PM Flag

    M$'s dismal surface pro sales....

    Read the truth and weep, M$hills. From BusinessInsider.....

    Microsoft Has Only Sold About 1.5 Million Surface Tablets So Far
    Julie Bort | Mar. 14, 2013, 8:39 PM | 5,395 | 36

    Microsoft has reportedly sold less than 1.5 million Surface tablets, report Bloomberg's Ian King and Dina Bass.
    According to Bloomberg's sources, Microsoft has sold about 1 million Surface RT tablets—the model that runs only Windows 8 applications. It was introduced in October.
    And it sold about 400,000 Surface Pro tablet PCs, the model that runs Windows 7 and Windows 8 software, that became available in January.
    These same sources said the company had ordered production of 3 million Surface RTs. So Microsoft didn't even sell half of those. It's not clear how many Surface Pro units it ordered.
    Microsoft's hardware partners have been lining up to bad-mouth the Surface, which competes with their products, and the Windows 8 operating system.
    Earlier this month, Samsung executive Jun #$%$-soo had a lot of negative comments about Microsoft in a meeting with reporters.
    "I think the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform," #$%$-soo said.
    Windows Vista—the predecessor to the better-received Windows 7 operating system—is widely regarded to be one of Microsoft's biggest failures.
    And partners like like Acer, Asus, and Fujitsu have also said that Windows 8 device sales were weak.
    It's not that consumers didn't want tablets. They just want tablets that don't run Windows.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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