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    Now 32GB Surface without keyboard sells out in Canada and UK | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    Surface Tablet Pre-orders appear to be going strong | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    I would not find it surprising of the Surface Pro's demand

    It's been just three days and it's selling out very fast or sold out. wow shocked. we now having competition with the Ipad
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    Technically you can only say that Surface RT's demand appears to exceed the supply of pre-orders. We have no idea how many units Microsoft set aside for web pre-order, so we have no way of knowing what the demand really is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GB330033 View Post
    Technically you can only say that Surface RT's demand appears to exceed the supply of pre-orders. We have no idea how many units Microsoft set aside for web pre-order, so we have no way of knowing what the demand really is.
    true. but three weeks backorder in less than 24 hours in the US?? I Think it's high
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    Companies are famous for making false shortages during this time of year. People want what's hard to get I guess. Microsoft did it with the 360 and I'm sure they are doing it for the surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by independentvolume View Post
    Companies are famous for making false shortages during this time of year. People want what's hard to get I guess. Microsoft did it with the 360 and I'm sure they are doing it for the surface.
    doesn't look like it. and how would you know they are doing it with the Surface. that was the past
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Danny123 View Post
    true. but three weeks backorder in less than 24 hours in the US?? I Think it's high
    It could be. It'd be nice for Microsoft if that's the case. But for all we know, they only put 5000 (or some other crazy low number) up for pre-order in each region.

    Lets hold off on saying that demand is high until we see how many they move at retail on the actual launch day
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    Quote Originally Posted by GB330033 View Post
    It could be. It'd be nice for Microsoft if that's the case. But for all we know, they only put 5000 (or some other crazy low number) up for pre-order in each region.

    Lets hold off on saying that demand is high until we see how many they move at retail on the actual launch day
    true. but I know 28 people getting a Surface RT with type covers 32 gb
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    Microsoft opened 30 stores for this holiday season with the main focus being selling the Surface. They know the $499 option will be the biggest mover. I believe they just didn't make very many of that configuration available for pre-order to ensure that all physical retail stores would have an adequate supply. Imagine how useless those 30 kiosks will be if they sell out of the biggest mover in just a couple of hours on the first day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    Microsoft opened 30 stores for this holiday season with the main focus being selling the Surface. They know the $499 option will be the biggest mover. I believe they just didn't make very many of that configuration available for pre-order to ensure that all physical retail stores would have an adequate supply. Imagine how useless those 30 kiosks will be if they sell out of the biggest mover in just a couple of hours on the first day.
    true. It's gonna be the same internationally
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Danny123 View Post
    true. It's gonna be the same internationally
    It'll be a bit different internationally, since there are no international Microsoft Stores nor pop-up stores. I believe that online orders are the only international option
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    Quote Originally Posted by GB330033 View Post
    It'll be a bit different internationally, since there are no international Microsoft Stores nor pop-up stores. I believe that online orders are the only international option
    well depends. It can be sold by MS resellers. I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Danny123 View Post
    well depends. It can be sold by MS resellers. I think
    Even so, that wouldn't effect MS stock desicions. They would fufill the resellers orders, and then continue to do their own thing on their website. I think the fact that it was the 32 GB with keyboard that sold out in Canada and the UK and the 32 no keyboard in the US shows that they are holding back stock of the 32 GB no keyboard in the US to ensure stock at retail, where they have their best chance of swaying someone to Winodws RT instead of the iPad or Android. They don't have that retail presence in other countries, so they don't need to set any stock aside.
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    With Windows 8 tablets I'm hearing more and more people saying things like, "i never had the need for a tablet before but I think I'll get a Windows 8 tablet". With that in mind I think people want MS hardware more than others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    With Windows 8 tablets I'm hearing more and more people saying things like, "i never had the need for a tablet before but I think I'll get a Windows 8 tablet". With that in mind I think people want MS hardware more than others.
    Same as me. I keep hearing people getting a Windows 8 Tablet. most of them are Samsung and Asus Tablets
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Danny123 View Post
    doesn't look like it. and how would you know they are doing it with the Surface. that was the past
    I thought this was common knowledge. It builds hype for a product and provides free, priceless advertising.
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    I thought this was common knowledge. It builds hype for a product and provides free, priceless advertising.
    Yup Microsoft marketing finally getting something right! I've been waiting for this day for a long time. Imagine if they figured this out before apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gken View Post
    Yup Microsoft marketing finally getting something right! I've been waiting for this day for a long time. Imagine if they figured this out before apple.
    hmm. true. I think this is the second best tablet in the market right after the ipad :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Danny123 View Post
    hmm. true. I think this is the second best selling tablet in the market right after the ipad :-)
    I doubt that. The Nexus 7 is a really hot seller.
    My next phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal_planet View Post
    I doubt that. The Nexus 7 is a really hot seller.
    true that. but I think the Surface will do very well. but I supposed to say Second best tablet
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    I this will grow as the commercials air.. Watching the LSU and Texas A&M game and saw the surface commercial twice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    With Windows 8 tablets I'm hearing more and more people saying things like, "i never had the need for a tablet before but I think I'll get a Windows 8 tablet". With that in mind I think people want MS hardware more than others.
    Im one of those people, though Im awaiting reviews and will probably get an atom version as I want x86 compatibility along with windows functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by crystal_planet View Post
    I doubt that. The Nexus 7 is a really hot seller.
    The Nexus 7 is a great device, bought my missus one and she hasn't touched her laptop since. That is why Im excited about the Win tablets, you don't have to make the compromises that you do with android or IOS..
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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal_planet View Post
    I doubt that. The Nexus 7 is a really hot seller.
    Unless you consider the fact that the Nexus 7 is sold at a loss straight out the door in order to generate volume in Google's war with Amazon over media consumption devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swyost View Post
    Unless you consider the fact that the Nexus 7 is sold at a loss straight out the door in order to generate volume in Google's war with Amazon over media consumption devices.
    MS could easily sell the Surface RT at a loss for the same reason. They get a cut of every app sold from their store, plus have their Xbox Music, Video, and Game services built in that can rake them in even more cash.
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    Anyone seen the youtube videos of Office RT? Thoughts and impressions?

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