Microsoft Reveals Surface Tablet Release Date Set for October 26th

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After a long post announcement wait, Microsoft slipped the Surface Tablet release date into an SEC filing, which puts the tablet’s launch on October 26th. The Surface Tablet release date is linked to the launch of Windows 8, which goes on sale on the 26th, but this is the first confirmation from Microsoft that the […]

Microsoft Will Have 44 Microsoft Stores By Mid-2013

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Microsoft plans to have 44 Microsoft Stores in place by mid-2013. According to ZDNet, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, the company’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner said the company plans to have 44 retail stores open by the end of its fiscal 2013. The company’s fiscal 2013 ends in June 2013, so the company aims […]

Halo 4 Will Work With Microsoft Surface

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With the Microsoft Surface presumably launching alongside Windows RT in October Microsoft wants to give users a reason to buy the new tablet. What better way to convince gamers to buy one than with Halo 4? According to VentureBeat, Microsoft executive Don Mattrick mentioned during the GamesBeat conference that Halo 4 will have some sort of […]

Wozniak: Steve Jobs Reincarnated at Microsoft With Surface

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Speaking at the Entel Summit in Chile, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak made a comment that co-founder and late Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have been reincarnated at Microsoft. The comment was made in response to a question posed to Wozniak about what he thought of Microsoft’s Surface tablet. It’s as if “Steve Jobs came back […]

Bill Gates Explains Why Microsoft Made The Surface

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Bill Gates might be focusing most of his attention on charity work, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still asked about Microsoft’s latest maneuvers, including his thoughts on the Microsoft Surface. Gates answered questions about the Surface on Monday evening when he appeared on the Charlie Rose Show. According to Business Insider, Rose asked Gates if Apple had […]

Did Microsoft Look at OEM Designs Before Launching Surface?

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Sharing his industry insights at Forbes, Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy claims Microsoft’s OEM partners are “enraged” over the way Microsoft may have used their inside knowledge of OEM designs in designing their new Surface tablet.

Keyboards Don’t Sell Tablets

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Attention everyone who thinks a keyboard is the key to beating the iPad: 2009 called. They want their thoroughly disproved idea that tablets need keyboards back.

Bloomberg: Microsoft Surface Tablets Will Debut as Wi-Fi Only

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One of the things Microsoft didn’t talk about in its recent unveiling of its Surface Tablets for Windows RT and Window 8 was connectivity beyond Wi-Fi. No mention of 4G, no mention of 3G, no mention of any G’s whatsoever. Quite a few folks have been wondering about that issue with this new foray by […]

So, Microsoft Throws Friends Under the Bus. Where’s the Downside?

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I see Sumocat has boarded the conventional wisdom transportation line that says Microsoft has tossed its friends and partners under the bus with its new plans for Surface Tablets and Windows Phone 8. I’m not criticizing Sumocat because he’s entirely accurate. That’s what happened. Quite a few folks are looking at tire tracks on their […]

Microsoft Threw All Their Friends Under The Bus

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Stunned. That’s the only word to describe my reaction this week after seeing Microsoft turn on all their hardware partners as they reboot their entire strategy. What’s truly ridiculous is it didn’t have to come to this.

Microsoft Could Win It All With Surface

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With their big Surface tablet reveal, Microsoft has taken a sharp turn in their Windows strategy, putting the company in direct competition with their hardware partners. Here’s why it had to happen and how it might help not hurt relations.

Watch the Microsoft Surface Tablet Announcement (Video)

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Late Monday Microsoft announced a new hardware venture, the Surface tablet. Microsoft will begin making two new Windows tablets, a Windows RT Surface tablet running an ARM processor priced in line with other ARM tablets. The second tablet, and arguably the more attractive tablet will run Windows 8, is powered by Intel and it includes […]

Microsoft Surface Copies iPad Smart Cover, Adds A Keyboard

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Along with the new Surface Microsoft announced a collection of new cases that seem very familiar at first glance. The first accessory Microsoft announced for the Surface is the Touch Cover. It’s a thin cover that comes in many colors that attaches magnetically to the bottom of the devices, just like Apple’s Smart Cover for the […]

Microsoft and Samsung Team Up for SUR40 or Surface 2.0

Microsoft’s Surface technology has always been some very cool technology. If you’re a casino, or other big money business that can afford to play the game. I guess it’s no real surprise that after the release of Windows Phone 7 we’d see a Surface 2.0 update since one of the appealing factors of the Surface […]

Would You Like Shape Shifting with that Touch Surface?

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Looks like Microsoft continues to try and push the envelope when it comes to touch. According to a recently filed patent they’ve created a method of touching a surface to create a different tactile experience that makes users think they are touching a 3D like surface. According to an article on New Scientist, Microsoft is […]

Microsoft Kinect Makes Any Surface Touchable

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If you’ve drooled over the Microsoft Surface or any of the other futuristic touch projects coming out of Microsoft’s labs, you’ll appreciate the following video of a hacked connect that maks any surface touchable. Microsoft sold a million Kinect sensors within 10 days of it going on sale and expects to sell another four million […]