Ballmer Still Mum on Surface Pricing, Channel Partners

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Less than six weeks from debuting the Surface tablet, Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) first branded hardware device ever, chief executive Steve Ballmer still is eerily tight-lipped on the vendor’s pricing, marketing and distribution plans. In an interview with the Seattle Times, Ballmer called 2012 “the most epic year” in Microsoft history — referring to the plethora of updates and services the vendor has dished up, including Windows Server, Windows Phone and the impending Windows 8 OS and Surface tablet — surpassing in importance even the introduction of Windows 95, which integ (IT news)