Carphone Warehouse gets excited about the Microsoft Surface
Those nice folk at Carphone Warehouse (opens in new tab) here in the UK dropped us an email this morning detailing their excitement following on from yesterdays Microsoft Surface tablet announcement.
According to Carphone Warehouse, the Surface will 'trigger a new tablet race' which is quite possibly true. With prices and dates still yet to be announced I hope that Microsoft either rectify that or at least keep up the hype with TV advertising etc.
With Carphone Warehouse being the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 800 stores nationwide, it is sure to push the Suface heavily. In its larger stores they already seem to sell as many tablets and notebooks as they do phones so I see the 'Surface' being a great marketing tool for them.
Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says,
Graham adds that Microsoft has set the bar high. Noting that manufacturers are going to have to work harder than ever to innovate and convince the customer that their tablet can top this. There's little argument that the Surface is an exciting product and it's nice to see retailers get an early start at promoting the tablet.
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ps, anyone notie the different windows store icon? i like it! ;)
I don't see 1k would be an issue, but it would be really good if they can price it at aroudn8~900 instead (kind of doubt below 800 for that type of hardware)
mSFT is trying set a good first impression standard IMO with win 8 and hardware and have been successful at it
so we are ok there