Microsoft’s holiday season seems like not the time to celebrate with the way Surface RT is doing. An analyst from a Boston brokerage firm, John Paczkowski, stated:
Microsoft is likely to sell just 500,000 to 600,000 Surface RTs in the December quarter, far below its previous expectation of one million to two million.
iPad is selling millions as well as other decent tablets out there. Microsoft is having a hard time selling it.
Microsoft Office suite bundle that Microsoft planned is not showing any improvements with it sales. The reason could go with lack of distribution, high price, and a disappointing technical specs (very low screen resolution to be specific).
Even the Surface Pro is not doing good with its higher price. Microsoft should depend more on third-parties to have a little chance of dealing with iPad and other popular Android tablets. Even so, it is not likely that these third-parties would want to stick with an unproven OS and an unstable ecosystem.
If there will be a Surface RT 2nd generation, Microsoft COULD redeem themselves. With the way it looks, Windows RT is not yet the premier OS for tablets and other mobile devices. Microsoft needs to create or re-create a better flagship tablet.
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