Windows 8/Surface–my analysis and predictionNovember 25, 2012
The tech pundits have cited multiple reasons for slower-than-anticipated sales of Windows 8 and related phones and tablets:
- Availability and pricing
- Poor connectivity, hardware problems
- Mixed early reactions
- Clumsy interface
- Misc. + the “current economic crisis”
Although all of the above reasons may, in fact, be contributing to slower sales, my gut feel (If “gut feel” is good enough for other pundits, it’s good enough for me!) is that the biggest issue is that everyone knows that it’s a mistake to be the first to get a new Microsoft program, let alone, a new piece of Microsoft hardware. There will be the inevitable “updates” and “fixes.”
Personally, I’m going to wait a few months and then update my PC to Windows 8 and switch to a Windows 8 phone and tablet. Am betting I’ll have lots of company.
So much for punditry. Calling Nate Silver! Any input on this burning issue?