Unfortunately Windows RT (Microsoft’s new operating system developed specially for tablets with ARM chips) is not getting much success. Sales have not been up to mark and pretty disappointing so far. A number of large companies have completely decided to abandon the sales and either move to full version of Windows 8 or Android.
In order to meet the requirements of the users who are looking for a low budget tablets in the market, Microsoft’s Surface Mini is just the right addition to the Microsoft’s portfolio to help capture the lower market price point. It is expected that Microsoft Surface Mini Tablet will arrive in last quarter of the year. Supposedly the price of this tablet would be $299/€230 though Microsoft is still negotiating the price with 2-3 Taiwanese ODM producers about the device. It is just waiting for a right price to be offered.
Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Surface family of PCs is growing. Its newest model — Surface Windows 8 Pro — will be available for purchase on Feb. 9, 2013, in the United States and Canada at all Microsoft retail stores, microsoftstore.com, Staples and Best Buy in the U.S., as well as from a number of locations in Canada.
A couple of days ago we stopped by one of the latest Microsoft “pop-up” stores. Microsoft has launched 32 of these “pop-up” stores around the US and Canada and lucky enough there is one in Pittsburgh at Ross Park Mall. The reason Microsoft is calling these “pop-up” stores is because they are temporary installments for the holiday season that are intended to give shoppers more options for buying Microsoft and other PC-related products. We had the chance to talk to the manager of the store and get a demo of Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Read on for our video coverage.