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Microsoft Surface Sales Q4 2012

Microsoft Surface deemed a dud, Q4 sales could come in below 1M units

December 5th, 2012

While some see potential in Microsoft’s Surface tablet, most industry watchers appear to have written off the device at this point. Orders were reportedly cut in half following a slow launch, and Microsoft’s (MSFT) debut slate has been hammered time and time again by reviewers and analysts. The latest to pile on is Boston-based brokerage firm …

Microsoft Surface Retail Locations

Microsoft might launch three new Surface tablets next year

December 3rd, 2012

Despite a “modest” Surface with Windows RT launch, Microsoft (MSFT) is adamant about building more hardware. According to insider MS_nerd, the Redmond, Washington-based company could be preparing three unannounced Surface tablets for release by the end of 2013. The first tablet will reportedly be called the Surface RT 2 and will sport a 8.6-inch display and Qualcomm chipset instead …

Surface iPad

The Boy Genius Report: Microsoft is blowing it and RIM could too

November 30th, 2012

Who would have thought a couple of years ago that Research In Motion (RIMM) would be on the ropes and Microsoft (MSFT) could be getting close? Well, me… but not many others. Microsoft’s latest strategy of trying to make a no compromise tablet has resulted in, you guessed it, compromise. It’s not as polished as …

Microsoft Surface Pro Battery Life

Microsoft Surface Pro battery will last roughly four hours

November 29th, 2012

Not only is Microsoft’s (MSFT) Surface Pro tablet running Windows 8 expensive starting at $899 for a 64GB model, but it’ll also have a less-than stellar battery life, according to the company’s Surface Twitter account. Fielding a question regarding the battery life of the Surface Pro, Microsoft said “#Surface pro will have approximately half the batter [sic] life of …

Microsoft says Surface Pro will launch in January starting at $899

November 29th, 2012

Microsoft’s (MSFT) Panos Panay on Thursday announced that the company’s second Windows tablet, the Windows 8-powered Microsoft Surface Pro, will launch in January starting at $899. The base model will include a high-definition display, 4GB of RAM, a 1/2-inch-thick magnesium case and 64GB of internal storage along with microSDXC support for up to 64GB of …

Microsoft Surface Support

Microsoft’s Windows RT Surface will get software support for four years

November 26th, 2012

In today’s world of disposable electronics, where new models can instantly make old ones feel obsolete, it’s often impossible to know how long hardware will be supported down the road. Although Microsoft (MSFT) greatly annoyed Windows Phone 7 users by making devices that were incapable of updating to the new Windows Phone 8 OS, the company looks to do right with Surface tablet owners …

Microsoft Surface Review

A month with the Microsoft Surface

November 19th, 2012

The Microsoft Surface got off to a shaky start. Preorder demand seemed strong for Microsoft’s (MSFT) debut tablet but the company made it a point to note that initial supply would be limited following the Surface’s launch. CEO Steve Ballmer then stated on multiple occasions that Surface sales have been relatively slow, likely in an …

Microsoft Surface Critics

Memo to Surface-bashing OEMs: At least Microsoft is trying. What have you done lately?

November 16th, 2012

I’m obviously not above criticizing Microsoft (MSFT) myself, but I am getting somewhat annoyed by all the Windows OEMs that keep taking potshots at the Surface. The latest anti-Surface outburst came from  HP’s (HPQ) PC boss Todd Bradley, who called the Surface “slow and a little kludgey” and said that it barely qualifies as competition. While some …