In the past week, we've heard two different claims that Microsoft is planning to price the ARM-based version of its Surface tablet at $199. (Claim one, claim two)
Is there any way these rumors could possibly be true? Especially given the fact the Surface hardware is custom-made-to-order and likely to be available in small quantities out of the gate? (And, based on the limited time the press and analysts had with the devices, of seemingly super-high quality for which one would expect to pay a premium price?)
Microsoft is not commenting on the $199 rumor. I can't get a "no comment." Just no response at all from the Windows team.
Update: A Windows spokesperson said the company had "no comment on rumors or speculation."