Surface Pro 3 – Discounts Start Some companies are like some people – Plain stupid. They never learn from their follies. Take Microsoft and its doomed Surface tablets for instance. Over the last few years, Microsoft has incurred losses nearing two billion dollars on its disastrous forays into the tablet arena. No matter that Microsoft rolled out different models or programs, consumers just refused to open their wallets for the Surface tablets making them one of the biggest duds in recent years. Microsoft’s desperate efforts to woo buyers with repeated discounts went nowhere with older models of Surface. Most likely, […]
Maybe Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is not so dumb after all. The Telugu bidda knows in his heart that Indians are a value conscious bunch who will not squander $1,500-$2,500 on buying a piece of tablet junk like Surface Pro 3 that pretends to be a laptop. So Nadella did the right thing – Ignored the Indian market. Surface Pro 3 – Buggy, Pricey India Missing Microsoft expanded availability of Surface Pro 3 to 25 new countries (from the existing U.S., Canada and Japan) Wednesday. But India is missing from the list of the new markets.
Apple continues to lose ground but still remains king of the tablet heap. Microsoft is still unable to make it to the Top-5 vendors for its Surface tablets. Overall, the tablet market is not in great shape due to saturation in the U.S. and Europe and slow pickup in developing countries like India because of high prices. Larger screen smartphones are also likely reducing demand for tablets.
Xiaomi’s Mi Pad Tablets Oh no, we’re not talking of those pads! 😉 We’re drooling over Xiaomi’s sizzling Mi Pad tablets. While IDC and Gartner market researchers and analysts are endless moaning over slowing tablet sales, Chinese smartphone and tablet vendor Xiaomi just announced it sold 50,000 Mi Pad tablets in 3m:59s. Yes, that is 50,000 tablets in less than F O U R minutes. Good Specs – Great Price With a 7.9-inch, 2048×1536 display, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 2GB RAM and Nvidia Tegra K1 quad core Cortex A15 2.2 GHz processor with a 192-core Kepler GPU, the […]
Barely have Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablets started shipping, when the company has already launched a MacBook Air trade-in program. Customers who trade in select models of MacBook Air can get up to $650 in store credit that they can apply toward the purchase of a Surface Pro 3 at the Microsoft retail store. If the MacBook Air trade-in program is not a sign of Microsoft’s desperation, I don’t know what else it can be! To be eligible for the trade-in, the MacBook Air must power on, not be water-damaged or have a cracked screen. The trade-in program is valid […]
Xiaomi’s First Tablet – Mi Pad If ever I buy an Android tablet, it’ll surely be the 64GB version of Xiaomi’s new Mi Pad. As expected, Xiaomi, the Apple of China, today launched its first tablet, the 7.9-inch Mi Pad. And the hordes of Xiaomi fans are delirious. If the big kahunas of the tablet world like Apple, Samsung, Asus, Lenovo, Amazon and Microsoft are not cowering with fear today, they ought to be. Featuring a 2048×1536 display, 5MP front camera, 8MP rear camera and a 6700 mAh battery, Mi Pad’s debut at an attractive price comes at a time […]