""There could be two ways to get Surface. Buy it outright for, let's say, $599. Or $199 for a two-year subscription and you can get X,Y, and Z -- which, oh, by the way, works out to more than $599," he said.Microsoft to build more than 3 million Surface tablets, says IDC | Microsoft - CNET News
The subscription theory was explained recently in a blog by a former Microsoft manager Hal Berenson, who says, "it is completely within expectations, and in fact the $99 Xbox deal is just telegraphing it for all who are willing to listen, that Microsoft is going to offer the Surface for $199 when you sign up for a TBD (to be determined) subscription of some sort," he wrote."
Monday, August 20, 2012
Microsoft to build more than 3 million Surface tablets, says IDC | Microsoft - CNET News
When $199 != $199...