While we haven’t seen any official information from Microsoft on how well its Surface tablet is doing, we do know that it has already sold out of inventory on its base model. We also know that the Microsoft Store retail locations have had massive lines so far.
Does this mean the Surface is doing great or not? While we can connect the dots for ourselves and say yes, Phil Winslow of Credit Suisse has been advising its clients that they have been frequenting permanent Microsoft Stores and have come to conclude that foot traffic is steady and strong.
Another analyst from Pacific Crest has also surveyed various Microsoft Store locations and come to a similar conclusion that sales are hoping and that Microsoft is certainly doing well so far. With so many ads being pumped out, this really doesn’t surprise me either.
Again, we already knew that Microsoft Surface was doing well but it’s nice to see analysts chime in and let their clients know how much potential the Surface seems to have. Microsoft’s tablet might not be perfect, but it is pretty darn close in many ways. Windows 8 is also doing pretty well so far. Despite initial criticism, Windows 8, RT and even Windows Phone 8 are all starting to take off.
Don’t be surprised if this success continues full-swing. Windows 8 is going to be big. Even Windows Phone 8 has the potential to be a much bigger hit than Windows Phone 7 ever was.