Are we seeing the first signs of keen consumer interest in Microsoft Surface?
Answer: at this stage -- the first day of preorders -- we have no idea if Microsoft's first branded PC is a hit. But one backordered model may point to some momentum.
The $499 model is already showing shipments pushed back to "within 3 weeks," while the two other pricier models are available for delivery by October 26, when Surface goes on sale.
Without knowing how many Surface tablets Microsoft has in the sales channel ready to ship, we don't know what a … Read more