You recognize what they say concerning the best laid plans, right? Microsoft’s PR wing will be licking its injuries after what appeared to be very an useful piece of product placement went a little bit awry.

When Microsoft handled to get CNN to put Area Pro 3 tablet computers on its workdesks during its election insurance coverage we believe a person inside Microsoft was instead pleased with themselves. Regrettably, as is so frequently the situation with these things, not everything went baseding on prepare when the great folks of CNN made a decision to scorn those elegant brand-new Surface area Pros for the iPads they recognize so well.


Quickly after Twitter illuminated with Microsoft fans exclaiming that the Surface area Pro 3 has actually ultimately truly arrived adhering to the item positioning, individuals started to discover that while there are definitely Surface Pros on the workdesks, they’re not actually being made use of. Instead, those on-screen were utilizing their iPads to deal with their job equally as they did before. A lot more worryingly for Microsoft and the factor that dreams are made from for Apple, one woman was actually utilizing a Surface Pro as a represent their iPad. It’s like the Apple fanboys’ birthdays have all come at when!

The cold shoulder by CNN anchors isn’t the first time that the Surface area Pro has discovered itself out of favor, with the tablet being notoriously decrease out of the entrances as far as adoption is concerned. Positioning on popular TV programs hasn’t assisted way too much, as well as the most up to date CNN faux pas will not be doing the Surface area Pro any type of supports.

Permit’s merely hope Microsoft didn’t pay anything as part of the offer!


This isn’t really the first time the Area has gotten some negative on-air time, it was simply a while back when we captured wind that Jay Cutler, the famous Chicago Bears’ quaterback, identified Microsoft tablet a ‘knockoff iPad’. So, it’s reasonable to state that Microsoft is somewhat having a hard time to obtain its tablet out in the field and also get people to in fact utilize it over exactly what Apple is supplying in its current schedule of devices.

We just wish that an individual over at CNN does not get fired over this snafu. After all, it is an item positioning gone incorrect on both ends of the field.

(Source: Adam [Twitter])

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