“Microsoft on Monday sent out invitations to a September 23 event at which it is expected to unveil new Surface tablets to challenge iPads and Android devices dominating the market,” AFP reports.
MacDailyNews Take: Big dumb monkey.
“The event to be held in New York comes as the US technology giant struggles to remain relevant as Internet age lifestyles shift from traditional computers to smartphones and tablets,” AFP reports. “Email invitations to the ‘Surface NYC event’ revealed little more than time and place details displayed over a graphic image of a Surface tablet and matching keyboard.”
MacDailyNews Take: Gee, a cryptic invite (however botched and non-cryptic it may be). How’d they think of that?
In related news, Microsoft plans to light a match 13 days after the next star goes supernova.
AFP reports, “Microsoft last month knocked $100 off the price of high-end versions of its Surface tablet, which is competing against Apple’s iPad.”
MacDailyNews Take: “Competing” in the same way Zune competed with iPod, only less so.
AFP reports, “The promotion came on the heels of shabby tablet sales that resulted in Microsoft taking a $900 million charge against fourth quarter earnings, which closed at the end of June.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Rumors out of China say Ballmer will unveil the next-gen Surface tablet while simultaneously delivering the entire 2 million unit annual order directly into a Redmond landfill in order to eliminate all suspense, lock in another billion-dollar write-off for this tax year, and, by holding onto his onstage demo unit, create a one-of-a-kind eBay opportunity for himself in a quest to help fund his forced early “retirement.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jubei” for the heads up.]
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