Microsoft Store, Surface Debut; Credit For Trying Or Too Little Too Late
Did you catch the new iPad, iMac, and MacBook Pro? Poor Microsoft… The other day I dropped into a Microsoft Store. It looked and felt like an Apple Store with one huge exception. There were almost no customers! The workers were bored and talking amongst themselves. I browsed through their new tablets and couldn’t finger swipe anything. I use an iPad and iPhone so don’t mind me.
A nearby worker jumped in to assist and ran through a quick demo. It’s basically your Windows PC in tablet form. He was quite nimble with his Microsoft tablet and took the opportunity to remind me about the Surface debut this Friday, October 26, 2012. It’s a special day because it will be Microsoft’s first completely manufactured tablet combining hardware and software.
Was this poor guy on a sinking ship? Microsoft has been playing catch up to Apple for years. Is this too little too late? Should they be criticized for copying the Apple Store concept and cashing in on the tablet craze? Or should they be commended for fighting the good fight and not giving up? Only time will tell, right?