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Microsoft Surface Barely Registers On Web Usage
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mak63
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mak63,
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12/2/2013 | 2:45:17 PM
Give it some time
Am I correct saying that the stats of the article are from just one month? (10/23/13 to 11/23/13) Surface 2 will get better.
Let's do another check after the holidays. Perhaps then, we can have a good idea where the market is heading.
Faye__Kane
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12/2/2013 | 1:01:12 AM
Re: Web traffic now determines use?
 

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"People nowadays can't do anything with an iPhone, Android device without being connected to the Internet and generating traffic."

So what?


"When you sit down to watch a movie on TV, do you open all the doors and windows so that everyone knows you are watching TV?"

What does that have to do with anything? You could say the same for eating dinner or playing cards.

 

"Why on earth would you want your device to generate web traffic everytime you did something?"

Because everything you want to do involves generating web traffic.

-faye kane girl brain ♀
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Faye__Kane,
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12/2/2013 | 12:56:23 AM
More routine Ballmer dishonesty
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"Cook's argument is that most Android tablets are low-cost "junk" devices that end up unused in the owner's desk drawer."

How rude! 

And just why does he think that most Android users never use their tablet or smartphone when Android's share of the tablet market is 59%, 80% in the smartphone market?

That statement is just more propaganda paid for by Ballmer's marketing department.

--faye kane girl brain
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12/1/2013 | 11:23:29 PM
Re: MS Surface usage numbers
Oh and one more note...  The Surface RT 32 Gig was the number 1 selling item for the Black Friday weekend at Best Buy.
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12/1/2013 | 11:19:42 PM
Re: MS Surface usage numbers
My brother and I each bought one yesterday!  We had to go to like 5 stores to find one and then we bought the last two. 


Every Staples, Best Buy, and Tiger Direct, in my area, sold out of the $249 kits and they were sold out online as well. 

 

After using it all day today, I have to say the Surface had only one real issue and that was pricing!  Of course the touch keyboard is horrible as well.

 

Either way, the tablet is great and the inclusion of Office (Including Outlook) makes for a great buy!
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anon6815691246,
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12/1/2013 | 3:00:08 PM
Web traffic now determines use?
Has everyone suddenly become 12 years old? I guess if your life starts and ends with an app that constantly needs to broadcast everything about you, perhaps.

Answe the simple question. If your device has all the productivity apps that don't rely on some cloud service, how would anyone know you were using it? To write a letter, play some music, watch a video you must connect to the Internet? Really?

I can write letters, create publications/presentations, code, watch a video, play my favorite music, manage my calendar, make phone calls, take and edit pictures and not once connect to the Internet to generate traffic. How can this happen? Simple, local applications.

When web traffic became some kind of metric anyone would consider, look what happened. People nowadays can't do anything with an iPhone, Android device without being connected to the Internet and generating traffic.

When you sit down to watch a movie on TV, do you open all the doors and windows so that everyone knows you are watching TV? Think about it. Why on earth would you want your device to generate web traffic everytime you did something?

 
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12/1/2013 | 11:02:26 AM
Re: MS Surface usage numbers
You should check large universities since they have become very abundant as far as I can tell.  There is multiple students with them in every class I have attended this semester and some professors are using the pro with powerpoint to annotate lecture slides as they teach.  Makes it very appealing.
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11/30/2013 | 10:45:53 PM
Re: Kindle lives up to loss leader billing
I terms of the Kinlde, Amazon's goal is to sell content via hardware. They care less about the hardware itself. 

So I find it interesting, this critique of Amazon versus Microsoft's strategy. Maybe Microsoft should think about the Surface devices as a conduit to other sales from content. They have to get away from the hardware/software model, that's just not going to work. 
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11/30/2013 | 3:12:52 PM
Wrong Use Case
MSFT's initial marketing of the Surface was a disaster.  They went after the wrong demographic.  The Surface never will be a cool machine.  It's a business device.  With business-oriented use case (think MS-Office) the platform rocks.   When traveling I've stopped bringing my laptop along and work exclusively from the Surface.
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11/28/2013 | 12:39:14 AM
Re: MS Surface usage numbers
@Thomas

 

Yeah, no kidding about Chromebooks. Looking at my own website stats for the last month or so, Chrome OS is joint bottom of the OS list. In fact, there's a cluster at the bottom that looks like this:

 
  • Chrome OS
  • Blackberry
  • Nokia
  • Windows Phone

 

Android and Linux have the middle ground, cluster close together, then there's another jump to a Macintosh and iOS cluster, then way ahead of the rest is Windows. 

 

Not, mind you, that Windows is broken down the way I suspect Microsoft wants. At the top of the list, seven times higher than the next closest, is Windows 7. Then, closely clustered are:

 
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows NT

 

Then a drop to Vista, then finally Server 2003.

 

It's entirely possible I have zero visitors from a Surface; I'm not sure how I'd know for sure. Ho-hum.
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