Microsoft has high hopes for its answer to the iPad, Surface RT, and the early signs look good. According to the Microsoft online store, the $US499 32GB model (without the Touch Cover) has sold out in a day and scheduled to ship "within three weeks." With the big reveal scheduled for October 26 there is a palpable sense of excitement within Microsoft’s ranks. But without raining too much on their parade, this hardware exercise doesn’t necessarily guarantee a win for Steve Ballmer.
The software giant’s foray into the hardware space seems a case of too little to late and then there is something a little unpleasant about its intentions with the device.
Plenty of room for trouble