Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) seems to be struggling with the sale of Surface Pro 3 tablet, as the company is running a promotion that allows MacBook Air Owners to trade in their devices for up to $650 in store credit. Polygon C-Founder Russ Frushtick in an interview on Fox business news believes all is not well in terms of sales for the Surface tablet Pro 3.
Mr. Frushtick said:
“I think it is a very good deal for them in a PR perspective, I think that it’s like a smart idea to get promotion for their products, I wouldn’t take that deal personally.”
Mr. Frushtick believes that surface pro tablet is not a hit and that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is struggling to get the product of the ground. The $650 deal is a huge amount highlighting there is something amiss in terms of sales, thus the reason behind the huge discount.
It remains to be seen whether the latest move by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will bear any fruits in lifting Surface Pro off the ground. Frushtick added:
“There is a reason they are giving up a huge discount if they were off charts there is no way they would give out such a deal.”
Frushtick considers that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is trying to sell the surface tablet to an audience that does not exist. He added that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will struggle to find a huge audience for the device as it faces software issues, and that its store experience is not the best. This is in contrast to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Android tablets that continue to command impressive returns in terms of sales.
Reports also indicate that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to begin the manufacturing of new iPhones sometimes next month in China. Two models are thought to be in the pipeline for some time in September. Despite the revelations, it is still unclear as to why Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Stock has stagnated on the $91 mark. The official announcement of the two models is expected to have a substantial impact on the company’s stock according to Mr. Frushtick.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is also reportedly opening up its nest devices to software developers and appliance makers. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has in the recent past been pushing in a bid of trying to connect all appliances at home.