Microsoft Surface: How Can it Compete Against Kindle Fire and Alleged iPad Mini?
September 22, 2012 | 11:56 am
Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, recently spoke with the Seattle Times about the status of the company, all of the upcoming releases, and what the company plans to do over the next 10 years. While Ballmer only touched the surface of the Surface, his response was revealing in its vagueness.
Ballmer told the Seattle Times that Microsoft had not yet announced a price for its upcoming line of Surface tablets, but he did offer a range that he believes is “the sweet spot.” He doesn’t think the iPad is particularly expensive. “When people offer cheaper, they do less,” said Ballmer. “They look less good, they’re chintzier, they’re cheaper.” [...] Although the range is fairly broad, Ballmer told the Seattle Times to expect the line of Surface tablets to range between $300 and $700 or $800.
Source: Pad Gadget
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