Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 15:36 UTC
Windows "According to an inside source, a session was held at Microsoft's recent TechReady15 conference in which all the launch details were laid out. If things go according to the plan detailed then, the Surface for Windows RT tablet will be launching October 26th - no surprise there - at a compelling price of $199." My wallet just squealed in pure bliss.
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RE[3]: Dumb Move
by ze_jerkface on Wed 15th Aug 2012 05:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dumb Move"
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If you think Microsoft can market a tablet like a console your crazy. It won't work.

I never said they could. What I think is crazy is that thinking a higher price would sell more surface tablets than a lower one. It's like suggesting ford should randomly tack on 10k to the F150 to increase sales. It won't work no matter how many commercials they make trying to claim it is now a premium truck. Sales would fall.

They should come out at $499 and fight for the 2 or 3 years it will take to get some traction

Yep, Kindle is doing great! They are losing marketshare even with their stellar price point, and they probably have to sell 25 of them to make as much money as Apple makes on a single sale... Brilliant strategy!

I said Kindle has done the best against the iPad, or are you going to try and deny this?

Samsung already tried selling Android tablets at premium and it failed. Why not just buy an iPad? That is what it comes down to.

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