Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 22:44 UTC
Windows "There may be a time in the future when all the bugs have been fixed, the third-party app support has arrived, and some very smart engineers in Redmond have ironed out the physical kinks in this type of product which prevent it from being all that it can be. But that time isn't right now - and unfortunately for Microsoft, the clock is ticking." The Verge's review is not so positive, because they focus on what Surface is now.
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by Nelson on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
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I think that's my issue with The Verge review. The knock on the ecosystem is really unfair.

The Windows Store is growing at a rate of 2,000 apps a week. It is at over 7,000 now. It is nonsensical to suggest that Windows 8 will have an app problem when the addressable installed base will reach over a hundred million in a year.

The ecosystem will grow, and it will grow really fast. By comparison the Windows Phone Marketplace launched with only 700 apps. Yes, 700. Today? 125,000 and growing.

If you take that, and then look at the fact that Windows 8 will launch with something like 8,000 apps the situation looks a lot less dire.

By the Holiday Season, when most of the PC sales are probably going to be made.. I can see easily over 20,000 apps in the Store.

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