Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Sep 2013 12:55 UTC

Microsoft is kicking up a notch its competition with Apple's iPad with a new, limited time trade-in offer.

"Trade in your iPad, Get a min. $200 gift card," according to the deal, outlined on the Microsoft Online store site. The gift card may be used towards the purchase of a Microsoft Surface or other products available through the Microsoft Store.

Yeah, good luck with that.

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RE[3]: Who taught you math
by Neolander on Sat 14th Sep 2013 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Who taught you math"
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All this has me wondering though: what will they do with all the iPads they get, assuming anyone actually goes for this? It's not like they can flash them with Windows RT and resell them. I'm guessing employees get them and either use them or go straight to Ebay, but perhaps that's just the cynic in me talking.

Just a few guesses:
-They could use them to test Office on iOS, since real hardware is always a better testing medium than emulators
-They could study iOS' strong points and flaws more closely so as to improve their own products
-They will most likely trash them instead, rather than facing the marketing issue of giving competitor devices to employees

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