that's one massive apple tax.
if microsoft surface had sold only 18 million people would be signing its funeral.
1) MS still not really relevant in mobile.
2) windows phone still sinking faster than before, exactly as predicted by those that saw MS self defeating its own platforms....
china's harvest festival and new year are big, but as china becomes more westernized you already see celebrations of gift giving during the month of december, even thanksgiving and Halloween. So...
they should just release 10 with just the start menu. Then 10.1 with all the other crap they want later.