Microsoft Responds To Ballmer’s Comments On Surface Sales

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Over the last weekend, we reported about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer commenting about initial Surface sales from a French news website. Many tech blogs reported about the same and Microsoft has now responded to this to Pocketnow which you can read below,

“When asked about Surface, Steve’s use of the term “modest” was in relation to the company’s approach in ramping up supply and distribution of Surface with Windows RT, which has only been available via our online store and certain Microsoft retail stores in the U.S.  While our approach has been modest, Steve notes the reception to the device has been “fantastic” which is why he also stated that “soon, it will be available in more countries and in more stores.”

I think we will come to know about the exact Surface sales after the next quarterly earnings announcement from Microsoft. What do you think?

Over the last weekend, we reported about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer commenting about initial Surface sales from a French news website. Many tech blogs reported about the same and Microsoft has now responded to this to Pocketnow which you can read below,

“When asked about Surface, Steve’s use of the term “modest” was in relation to the company’s approach in ramping up supply and distribution of Surface with Windows RT, which has only been available via our online store and certain Microsoft retail stores in the U.S.  While our approach has been modest, Steve notes the reception to the device has been “fantastic” which is why he also stated that “soon, it will be available in more countries and in more stores.”

I think we will come to know about the exact Surface sales after the next quarterly earnings announcement from Microsoft. What do you think?



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  • blackhawk556

    if it’s not selling well, we’llknow because they’ll hide sales figures like they do for Windows Phones.

    • sanshiro

      Or, you know, it could be like they just told you: Surface is only available in VERY limited stores and countries, unlike iThings and Samsung things which you can buy anywhere and everywhere – even from vending machines.

  • http://twitter.com/outlaw_d Big D

    I think we’re in for some good news. Espeically for the introduction of a brand new device.

  • lipper2000

    They already stated they wouldn’t comment on surface sales until the shareholder call in Jan or Feb…

  • Joex2

    Google has not yet announced the exact number of sales of the Nexus 7 “tablet.

    • mrdeezus

      I don’t care how good the screen is supposed to be the Nexus 10 is fugly.

  • guest

    You can say that again!

  • Dave G

    Well, many of the reasons professionals like myself are looking to nab a Surface Tablet are not applicable with the RT version, the major competitive advantage MS have over other tablets like the iPad is that it’s actually useful for something more then browsing the web and whilst the RT version comes with Office and is still Windows, it’s restrictive just like the Apple Store, Google Play and now the MS Store, we want to install our own applications and use our tablet like we use our laptops, RT is too restrictive. I think sales will explode when the ‘proper’ Windows tablet comes out ;)