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Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
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Heisenberg
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11/15/2012 | 4:25:28 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Sinofsky quits and now this news. MS is more poorly managed than the US Govt.
ruefrak
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11/15/2012 | 4:29:18 PM
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I don't think it's delayed at all. It might help if you went back and re-watched the video introducing the Surface from back in June. Sinofsky says very clearly that the RT version would be available when Windows 8 launches and the Surface Pro would launch 90 days later. Surface Pro had a launch date of January since the day it was announced. So what's the problem here? Or rather where is the disarray?
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11/15/2012 | 4:32:33 PM
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Silo-ed departments? Check. Firing the "lowest performers" each year? Check. Ignoring reams of user feedback? Check. Formula for failure? On track! Carry on gentleman.
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11/15/2012 | 4:34:48 PM
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Might there be an ulterior motive for this article? The author seems to have ignored, or been ignorant of, what seems to be common knowledge.

From PC World (June 19, 2012) quote:

The Windows RT version of Surface is due to come out during the general release of Windows 8, which is expected in the fall, around October. The Surface Pro is scheduled for release about three months later, meaning in early 2013. Microsoft did not offer any specifics beyond these general time lines.

Did Microsoft say/do something to really irritate Info. Week?
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Billly,
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11/15/2012 | 4:35:09 PM
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My thought exactly. This isn't news - it is merely a different spin on already existing information. But, the media pile-on begins now that there's a convenient narrative bandwagon on which to jump.
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11/15/2012 | 4:36:08 PM
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Can't wait till it's out.
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11/15/2012 | 4:40:08 PM
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Clover Trail tablet ATIV came into AT&T stores this week. I went in yesterday to look at phones and just noticed it there. It was nice while I messed with it... certainly not "unavailable for the holidays".
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11/15/2012 | 4:48:04 PM
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Seriously Paul? They said it's coming in January... Being that It's mid November, It's not supposed to be here. How are we expected to trust journalists or bloggers when everything they print is meant to be sensationalist?

"The delay, according to industry sources, has
thrown the company's tablet plans, and indeed much of its strategy
around Windows 8, into disarray."

Industry sources or educated industry sources? Did you talk with Phil personally?
Tom V
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11/15/2012 | 4:51:23 PM
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I'm not a expert in Math but when Surface was introduced to the world, MS would release Surface Pro 90 days after the release of the RT version.

Surface RT was released on Oct 26th. So wouldn't the Pro version come some time around the end of January?

Is there an editor at Information Week that can fact check these doom-and-gloom articles before public release? Oh wait, you are the editor (at large).
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11/15/2012 | 4:56:05 PM
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The thing is, it's NOT news! In fact, it's plain poor journalism.

Microsoft made it VERY clear that the Surface Pro will be release 90 days after the Surface RT is released.
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