Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 17:12 UTC
Windows Microsoft has announced the launch date of the Surface Pro, as well as widened availability of the Surface RT. The Surface Pro will launch in the US and Canada only, 9 February, for a starting price of $899. Surface RT's market availability, in the meantime, will expand to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, also 9 February. Considering I was planning on ordering one from Germany, they're just in time so I can order from The Netherlands.
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too little, too late
by evert on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 17:24 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks, but no thanks. I've lost interest.

I guess I'm not the only one. Why, Microsoft, why another Zune attempt?

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RE: too little, too late
by Drumhellar on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 20:40 in reply to "too little, too late"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Because the Zune was fricking awesome?

The Zune was a great device. The only reason it flopped was because It Wasn't the iPod.

Android has proven that tablets that aren't iPads can sell, so Microsoft is going for it with a cool device.

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RE[2]: too little, too late
by Nelson on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 22:19 in reply to "RE: too little, too late"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I have to agree. My ZuneHD was one of the best devices I've ever owned. Period. That's including various Lumia's and a Surface. The ZuneHD to me is the perfect PMP.

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RE[2]: too little, too late
by Fergy on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 22:48 in reply to "RE: too little, too late"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Because the Zune was fricking awesome?

The Zune was a great device. The only reason it flopped was because It Wasn't the iPod.

Android has proven that tablets that aren't iPads can sell, so Microsoft is going for it with a cool device.

I couldn't find any store that would sell it to me. The reason why it flopped is because Microsoft didn't believe in it. Same with silverlight, IE6, desktop gaming, voice recognition, NT etc. They didn't get the full support of MS and eventually declined in support to the point of barely existing. Pitty cause MS could be the IBM of the software world where almost anything is developed at MS and licenced. Right now MS only claims to invent stuff but just lies.

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RE: too little, too late
by tomcat on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:13 in reply to "too little, too late"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Thanks, but no thanks. I've lost interest.


Squirrel!

I guess I'm not the only one. Why, Microsoft, why another Zune attempt?


I love it how the people who complain the loudest about Zune ... have never even used a Zune. Zune was a far better device that the iPod. It just lacked the crapware lock-in reach of iTunes.

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RE[2]: too little, too late
by Fergy on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 22:51 in reply to "RE: too little, too late"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

"Thanks, but no thanks. I've lost interest.


Squirrel!

I guess I'm not the only one. Why, Microsoft, why another Zune attempt?


I love it how the people who complain the loudest about Zune ... have never even used a Zune. Zune was a far better device that the iPod. It just lacked the crapware lock-in reach of iTunes.
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That's nice when you are Sandisk or Cowon but when you are a billion dollar company we at least expect an ipod. And the ipod never beat Sandisk or Cowon when it came to functionality so why not the Zune?

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