Today, Microsoft has finally put those rumors to rest as the company officially unveiled their much anticipated device in Los Angeles. This Microsoft tablet is going to compete with the iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy line tablets.
Called Surface, it features a 10.6 inch screen and weighs less than 1.5 pounds. What sets Surface apart from other tablets is that it has a full multi touch keyboard that is part of its foldout cover.
According to president of the Windows division of Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky, the Surface is a “tablet that’s a great PC – a PC that’s a great tablet.”
Microsoft is set to launch their much anticipated Windows 8 this year. The latter is an OS that was designed for touch screen devices but it can be used in multiple platforms including smartphones and desktop computers and laptops.
Tablet sales have been on a high lately. It is expected to triple in 2013 and analysts suggest that figures could reach to 200 million in that year.
Apple’s iPad is considered as the world’s best-selling tablet. Microsoft hopes that the Surface could alter the market and become the iPad of the future.
Reports have been circulating that Microsoft is going to dive in to a business that they are not known for. And if these reports are true, then Microsoft is going to take on Apple head to head to find out who really is the premiere company between the two.
It is reported that Microsoft will announce their own tablet next week at an event in Los Angeles, California.
Though Microsoft has already partnered with Asus and Acer to carry their Windows 8 in their devices, this reported tablet of theirs is one that could make or break the company for years to come.
The Wrap and AllThingsD have strongly suggested that Microsoft is developing their own hardware. If these reports are true, then this Microsoft “tablet” will go battle Apple and their iPad.
One good thing about Microsoft’s plan to develop their own tablet, is that they could control the quality of their product.
A lot of companies are into tablet nowadays. And these companies have partnered with Microsoft to use their much anticipated Windows 8 operating system.
If Microsoft releases their own tablet, could this become a reason for other companies to shy away with their partnership with the company?
Only time can tell.
What are your thoughts about Microsoft developing their own tablet?
If you’re tired of hearing about the much-rumored but still absent Apple Tablet, then Microsoft has got something for you.
Apparently (according to the rumors at least), the giant company is slowly but steadily building a tablet dubbed the Courier that’ll very much rival any tablet, including Apple’s (that is, if it did exist).
Now, a new video leaked video (courtesy of Gizmodo) is circulating the web, giving us a more in-depth look of the Courier. The extended animated video explores the device, showing a smooth Surface-like interface with page turns and web browsing.
Of course, no word yet from Microsoft as to whether the rumors have a solid basis.