How many high-end tablets did Microsoft have ready for the debut weekend, anyhow?
It’s easy to chalk up recent Surface Windows 8 Pro reviews as evidence that Microsoft can’t pull off a single operating system for all kinds of hardware. But the right hardware hasn’t arrived yet.
The tech world always needs a good rumor to obsess over, and lately it’s been the idea of a Windows Phone made by Microsoft.
Bonnie Cha over at All Things D has put together a handy chart comparing Microsoft’s new Surface tablet, Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet. All three tablets are in the 10-inch range and all three feature a starting price of $500. Cha compares operating systems, physical dimensions, displays, cameras, processors …
The New York Times‘ Nick Wingfield has a good backgrounder on the roots of Microsoft’s decision to design and sell its own tablets. Basically, he says, Surface stemmed from Microsoft’s alarm over both the iPad’s ambition and the lack of ambition exhibited by Windows PC makers:
Microsoft learned through industry sources that Apple had
Scenes from Microsoft’s tablet event in Los Angeles. The company announced Microsoft-designed “Surface” tablets built to run Windows 8, which is expected later this year.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer delivered a keynote address on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, focusing on his company’s Xbox 360 entertainment initiatives, the new Windows Phone 7 mobile platform, and what we can expect to see from future versions of Windows PCs.
Xbox 360 Kinect
Microsoft’s “Kinect” …
Hmmm, where to find a quick $12,500? Looks like my love for the Settlers of Catan will soon necessitate the purchase of a big, fat, expensive computer-infused table running Microsoft Surface.
According to CNET, an early Surface version of Catan will be shown off at the Origins Game Fair in Ohio this week with the finished version …
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