Microsoft is rather disappointed by the initial sales of their Windows 8 devices. Microsoft naturally blames only the manufacturers and not themselves. The folks at Redmond claim that the fault lies with other manufacturers’ inability to provide a wide range of interesting devices in time for the Christmas shopping rush.
A specialist in all matters Microsoft, Paul Thurrott claims to have learned from a very reliable source, that so far the sales of Windows 8 PC’s and tablets has been extremely disappointing to Microsoft. The source referred to the manufacturers’ “inability to deliver”, which probably means that they were not in the position they had hoped for upon the release of Windows 8 three weeks ago. Not enough devices, not enough options design wise and simply not enough optimization of the special features in Windows 8.
Indeed one of the biggest problems is that there aren’t that many new devices with touchscreens and Windows 8 onboard. It simply doesn’t make sense. There are currently less than 15 different models of Windows 8 devices with touchscreens. All-in-One touchscreen devices are even rarer. Those who dare search for a tablet running Windows 8 will be sorely disappointed.
In addition, the previously announced Touch Computer with Windows 8 will in all likelihood not arrive until just before Christmas. Perhaps good news for procrastinators, but hardly the best time to begin sales. It is “inability to deliver” in the truest sense possible.