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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RE[2]: too little, too late
by Fergy on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 22:48 UTC 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[3]: too little, too late
by zima on Sun 27th Jan 2013 15:30 in reply to "RE[2]: too little, too late"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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

??

The technology of Silverlight lives on. IE6 lived way too long. MS was never that big in desktop gaming. Voice recognition just doesn't work that well. NT - that is the basis of all current Windows releases...

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