Mary Jo Foley:
I think those who are predicting Microsoft’s coming Surface PC/tablet hybrids will fail if they don’t beat the iPad on price are wrong. I think the Microsoft Surface will fail if Microsoft fails to prove the devices are premium products worth premium prices.
After all the seemingly ridiculous $199 price point talk, now we’re seeing the opposite: talk of prices north of the iPad’s $499. Put me firmly in the camp of thinking that’s even more ridiculous.