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Microsoft Surface RT buyer will now get a free cover

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jun 2013 17:25 User comments (2)

Microsoft Surface RT buyer will now get a free cover Microsoft has begun offering a free Touch or Type Cover to all new U.S. and Canadian buyers of the Surface RT tablet.
The move is aimed at attracting buyers to the struggling tablet and is a pretty good deal given that the covers cost between $100 and $129 depending on how you purchase them.

Touch Covers will be available in cyan, red, magenta, white, or black. The Type Cover is only available in black.

It is unclear how long the promotion will last but Microsoft says it is a "limited time offer."

Sales to date of the tablet have been lackluster, to say the least. Since launch in October, the company has only sold slightly above 1 million.

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2 user comments

13.6.2013 10:44

so are product is not selling well so where going to give you a worthless cover instead of including the keyboard no thank you

23.6.2013 15:46

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
so are product is not selling well so where going to give you a worthless cover instead of including the keyboard no thank you
The cover is the keyboard. It's not "instead of" the keyboard.

If they had included the cover with the Surface to start with, and knocked the price down another $100, it would have sold like hotcakes. It was a pretty boneheaded move for Microsoft to enter the market three years late but price their product as if they were first.

Hopefully they're learning their lesson. This inclusion of the touch/type cover is a big step in the right direction.

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