Look at the numbers. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) had been preparing to sell anywhere from 40 million to 55 million iPad Minis this year alone. Google Nexus 7 has also proven to be popular, at one point accounting for 10% of all Android tablets sold. Why isn't Microsoft cashing in on the trend, especially when its larger Surface tablets have failed to sell nearly as well as Mr. Softy hoped?
Marketing and history may have something to do with it, Tim says. Either way, the decision looks like a mistake. Do you agree? Disagree? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take and then let us know where you stand in the comments box below.
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