Sometimes I get the impression Microsoft practices market research by launching products and waiting to see just where we in the press blow holes in the strategy. We’ve certainly been hard on Big Redmond for the weird Metro/Windows 8/Windows RT thing they’re getting ready to launch. What’s weird about that is the core Windows 8 looks to be a rockin’ OS, but layered with awkward Metro weirdness.
So now we get to the new Microsoft tablet, the Surface. Yeah, “Surface.”
Jason Perlow led the thinking out of the gate with Surface: Microsoft, What the Hell is Wrong With You?
. That’s some good market research right there for ya.
The thing is, we’re all doing a bit of a head scratch. As Jason pointed out, Microsoft didn’t announce a delivery date, didn’t announce a price, and didn’t even really announce specs.