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Surface trampled at the bottom of the tablet pile

  1. #11


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    Hey check this out...

    I have a Rock, I painted some eyes on it and a mouth and put it in a box. It's my pet and you can have it if you want to buy it.
    Your friend over there has one, and they said it's really cool. It's my pet rock, and you can own one too.

    You could go buy a furby, but why would you do that? You have to train it, how blase and boring is that. Nah, this pet iRock will do just fine for you I think.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Hey check this out...

    I have a Rock, I painted some eyes on it and a mouth and put it in a box. It's my pet and you can have it if you want to buy it.
    Your friend over there has one, and they said it's really cool. It's my pet rock, and you can own one too.

    You could go buy a furby, but why would you do that? You have to train it, how blase and boring is that. Nah, this pet iRock will do just fine for you I think.
    They have updated it...

    Click image for larger version

    A Guy
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  3. #13


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    Win 8.1 Pro


    hahaha,, Thanks.
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  4. #14


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    It's funny because it has an element of truth.

    How do you think they got into that position?

    Brilliant marketing - the product management is superb.

    If MS really want to copy Apple - they could start by getting a grip on their product management.


    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Hey check this out...

    I have a Rock, I painted some eyes on it and a mouth and put it in a box. It's my pet and you can have it if you want to buy it.
    Your friend over there has one, and they said it's really cool. It's my pet rock, and you can own one too.

    You could go buy a furby, but why would you do that? You have to train it, how blase and boring is that. Nah, this pet iRock will do just fine for you I think.
    They have updated it...

    Click image for larger version

    A Guy
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  5. #15


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Not surprising, not many know about it well enough to put that kind of money down on the tablet. It took a couple of years for the ipad to become a house name (after being skewered as a giant ipod touch that it is and being labeled a certain feminine hygiene product), the same will have to happen with the Surface. People will soon realize what a ripoff the ipad is over a Surface RT, and more so a Surface Pro.
    The tablet market is mostly dominated by the iPad seeing that everyone is crazy about it, especially in US.
    And it will be very difficult to convince iPad users/fans to switch over to the surface for sure, mostly impossible.

    The rest are Desktop users who want better desktops and these (I'm one) will not go over to tablets just for fun.
    The Desktop is replaceable only by another desktop. My smaller laptops can do what the tablet is supposed to. So the camping terrain is scarce for the tablets. I agree that it will take some time but the surface will gain more terrain, with time.

    The low surface scores (in this short time) are expected scores. War is expensive.
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Hey check this out...

    I have a Rock, I painted some eyes on it and a mouth and put it in a box. It's my pet and you can have it if you want to buy it.
    Your friend over there has one, and they said it's really cool. It's my pet rock, and you can own one too.

    You could go buy a furby, but why would you do that? You have to train it, how blase and boring is that. Nah, this pet iRock will do just fine for you I think.
    They have updated it...

    Click image for larger version

    A Guy

    I see it's 18$ on Amazon...
    They all need some fresh air if you ask me for medical advice.

    What updates??? It has a cable, this is a downgrade from what I find for free in my garden!

    AND it does nothing!!!!!!

    We all got a bunch of those but Wireless!!!
    Even Fred Flintstone is a manufacturer then.

    Tip:
    Go in the garden/park, take some fresh air and get you rock.

    Forgot the important part:
    People (who forgot what a rock is) really pay 18$ for this!
    Runs on all OSes: it was known even before the Stone Age.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    People will soon realize what a ripoff the ipad is over a Surface RT, and more so a Surface Pro.
    Well it will not happen soon enough to save Balmer job, did you see the last Xmas sales of iPad ?
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  8. #18


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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    It's funny how people that have never seriously used or own a Surface RT can judge how terrible it is or how it doesn't stack up to an iPad, or the apparent confusion with the RT name. I'm on a couple of Surface forums and there are plenty of Surface owners that have replaced their iPads and Androids, I haven't seen any threads on how confusing things are with RT. The problem is poor marketing, rather than running around clicking the keyboard and dancing around they should be showing what you can do with the Surface or Windows RT in general.
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  9. #19


    Marketing is everything. You gotta make people last after it. The surface has not achieved traction in this area. It's practically non existent.
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  10. #20


    Well they sell at least one today
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