Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 11:58 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Windows "This may be a good sign for Microsoft: a little over a day after putting its new Surface RT tablet up for pre-order, the entry-level $499 version of the tablet has sold out. Its estimated shipping time has slipped from October 26, Windows 8's release date, to a more nebulous 'within three weeks'." We'll see. Wouldn't be the first time a company artificially keeps supply short to generate 'sold-out' hype.
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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Thu 18th Oct 2012 13:54 UTC
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

Those are as many tablets Microsoft's OEM are not gonna sell.

Too bad, suckers. Shouldn't have relied on Microsoft.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by Nelson on Thu 18th Oct 2012 16:23 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

What is the alternative? Android? Where they've collectively sold like 10 tablets?

OEMs are going to sell more Windows 8/Windows RT tablets than Android tablets. Fast.

I expect within a year that Android will be completely defeated in the high end tablet space.

Sure there will be the Kindle Fire, Nexus 7, Nooks, and the shitty Chinese tabs they sell down the block, but that will be the niche Android is forced into.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 16:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

40% market share for Android tablets.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by pos3 on Sat 20th Oct 2012 05:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
pos3 Member since:
2010-06-25

OEMs are going to sell more Windows 8/Windows RT tablets than Android tablets. Fast. - depends on the country. Don't see it selling at $500 in India. If nexus 7 and iPad mini comes around $300 it would make surface doa here

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