With Microsoft Surface having sent the Windows 8 hype cycle into overdrive, some blowback was...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

With Microsoft Surface having sent the Windows 8 hype cycle into overdrive, some blowback was probably inevitable. Time's Harry McCracken thinks Surface amounts to vaporware, and notes Microsoft's (MSFT) long history of providing "extremely rough drafts" of products that weren't close to finished (ed: some journalists did receive a small amount of hands-on time with Surface). ABI Research, meanwhile, predicts Windows tablets will only account for 1.3% of 2012 shipments. (earlier)