Microsoft Surface tablet sales could get a boost if Surface channel partner program rumors are true. Details may emerge at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 (WPC13).
Microsoft may launch a Surface Tablet partner program during Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013. Will a Surface Mini Tablet (countering iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD) debut around the same time?
The Microsoft Surface RT is a PC. It’s not a mobile device and it’s not a tablet, it’s a PC. And Microsoft’s first self-branded computer. It is, in short, the physical incarnation of Microsoft’s Windows 8.
The expectations and competition for the Surface are daunting.
Microsoft has renamed, or partially unnamed its Surface RT tablet to merely the “Surface.” The Surface RT struggled in the market through its first year in the wild. It has been mostly replaced by the new, and quite nice, Surface 2.
However, Microsoft intends to continue selling the Surface RT for some time, perhaps getting rid of unsold inventory, at a reduced price.
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 (WPC13) has started in Houston. The VAR Guy is closely tracking Surface tablet, Office 365, Windows 8.1 and Windows Azure cloud computing news for partners. Stay tuned to this live blog.