Ballmer discusses Surface pricing and Microsoft as a devices-and-services company

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has discussed Windows 8 a number of times this year, once describing it as “the rebirth of Microsoft Windows,” but the outspoken chief of Microsoft has switched gears to talk about the company’s upcoming Surface tablet and its future as a devices-and-services company. In an interview with The Seattle Times, Ballmer believes Microsoft has a “very competitive product from the features perspective,” with Microsoft Surface, and that “probably $ 300 to about $ 700 or $ 800” is the “sweet spot” for pricing.

That’s not to say that the Surface might not debut at a lower price point with a subscription to the company’s Xbox Music service, but Microsoft is clearly looking at generating some profit from its tablet venture….

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