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So is the MS surface tablets been a success or a failure ?

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2 years ago#1
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2 years ago#2
Failure. They've still got warehouses full of 'em.
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2 years ago#3
The regular Surface w/ Windows RT is a failure, no surprise there. Not sure about how the Surface Pro is doing, but they're releasing a new one soon or already have released it, so they may be doing OK there.
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2 years ago#4
Failure. The Surface RT is a dud, and the Surface Pro isn't doing that well. Microsoft is trying way too hard to create the perfect hardware, when in the mobile arms race, it all boils down to software. Windows 8 isn't exactly a god-tier mobile OS, it's a much more locked-down OS than even earlier iOS versions, and developers just don't care about it.
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2 years ago#5
__Cam__ posted...
Windows 8 [is] a much more locked-down OS than even earlier iOS versions


...what? No.
If you meant Windows RT, then OK.
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2 years ago#6
Shub posted...
...what? No.
If you meant Windows RT, then OK.


I'm referring to when it comes to developers making software for the Windows Store.
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2 years ago#7
I have no idea how they have been doing, but in my personal experience, the MS tablets are much more useful because they are 100% compatible with everything you need in a business product, like powerpoint, etc. Android and iOS have compatibility issues with some formats and software.

This is why every business person I know who wanted to use a tablet for business has switched to to MS tablets. If you run a small business and you just use the tablet for appointments and other minor tasks, it's fine. But if you need to work with other people and businesses, doing presentations and other tasks, you might run into issues (I know I did).
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2 years ago#8
clowning posted...
This is why every business person I know who wanted to use a tablet for business has switched to to MS tablets. If you run a small business and you just use the tablet for appointments and other minor tasks, it's fine. But if you need to work with other people and businesses, doing presentations and other tasks, you might run into issues (I know I did).


Surface tablets are better for enterprise scenarios. I wouldn't say they're better for small businesses. Square and PayPal Here (debit card readers/transaction loggers) are supported only on iOS and Android.
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2 years ago#9
__Cam__ posted...
clowning posted...
This is why every business person I know who wanted to use a tablet for business has switched to to MS tablets. If you run a small business and you just use the tablet for appointments and other minor tasks, it's fine. But if you need to work with other people and businesses, doing presentations and other tasks, you might run into issues (I know I did).


Surface tablets are better for enterprise scenarios. I wouldn't say they're better for small businesses. Square and PayPal Here (debit card readers/transaction loggers) are supported only on iOS and Android.


http://www.innerfence.com/

That's an option for Windows 8/Windows RT users.
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2 years ago#10
do you think their new windows phone nokia 41MP will fail too ?
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