Stats don't lie? Surface single most popular Windows 8 device
Microsoft's tablet is the most popular Windows 8 device -- at least according to numbers cited by a Windows ad-serving business.
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet is the most popular single Windows 8/RT device, according to ad-based statistics.
And online, the $499 modelfor about a week.
Earlier this week, however, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmerwhen he said that Microsoft's strategy for sales has been "modest," which referred to the limited sales channel for the device. Surface is only sold at a few dozen Microsoft stores and on Microsoft's online store.
And AdDuplex said this: "It's worth mentioning that since we only see data from Windows Store apps and that is the only type of 3rd party apps that Windows RT users can run, the data is most likely skewed towards RT."
Looking at other devices, the Hewlett-Packard Pavilion g6 laptop was a distant second with 2 percent, though other HP laptop models showed up in the data, giving it a total of about five percent of the models that registered on the chart, according to the AdDuplex's numbers.
And HP was the largest brand among Windows 8/RT devices, with 17 percent. Microsoft was second with 11 percent (cited above), Dell was third with 10 percent, and Acer fourth with 9 percent.
And Windows Phone devices? Nokia's Lumia 710 was No. 1 with 22 percent. Other Lumia phones, like the Lumia 800, took the largest chunk of the remaining share.
The Windows Phone 7.10 operating system dominated with 96 percent, while the just-announced Windows Phone 8 had four percent.
[Via Neowin ]