Microsoft's two-pronged plan to boost sales of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets includes cutting costs and including free versions of Office. But it's an oddly conceived strategy. Here's why it's bound to fail.
The Wall Street Journal reports
that the price cuts will cover RT tablets as well as full-blown Windows tablets. No details about the exact cuts were revealed.
That part of the plan makes sense. Cut prices and you'll likely gain some market share -- Economic 101. I'm not sure it's a big winner, though. iPads are anything but cheap, and they've sold quite well. The more important part of the equation is offering a product that people want.