Sales of Microsoft's new tablet are modest despite the fact that one model was sold out online for more than a week.
Speaking to French daily Le Parisien, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said sales "are starting modestly."
If you want something done properly, as the old adage goes, you have to do it yourself.
For the longest time, the failure to produce a good, usable Windows tablet was twofold. Microsoft lacked an operating system usable with finger input, and the PC OEMs failed to produce devices that were thin enough and light enough to be comfortable when handheld.
We're here live at Microsoft's press event in Los Angeles, where it just unveiled not just the rumored tablet you were hoping for, but two tablets: Surface for Windows RT, which has an NVIDIA chip inside, and Surface for Windows 8 Pro, which runs off Ultrabook-grade Ivy Bridge processors. (Yes, Surface here is the name of a tablet line, not software optimized for large touchscreens.