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Upstream supply chain sees Surface RT orders cut by half (digitimes.com)
11 points by w1ntermute 1695 days ago | hide | past | web | 4 comments | favorite

Microsoft is between a rock and a hard place. Sell competitively priced to boost the Win8 RT platform and Win8 tablet ecosystem generally and it kills the OEM market. Keep the price high and profitable and have a walking wounded platform being propped up by the desktop Win8 ecosystem but with touch/tablet functionality as an afterthought in many apps unless a vibrant competitively priced OEM environment arrives quickly.

I won't pretend that I know what they should do but I'm not sure there is a safe path down the middle.

Whilst it may be accurate in this case, Digitimes is generally not a reliable source:


That said, reports like this lend credence to it:


There are very few reliable sources now. Everything is clickbait or aggregated news.

Are they selling anyway? I haven't seen one out in the wild apart from our test machine (which incidentally is broken already).

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