By Frank Ling
Microsoft was teasing the press and the public last week when it mysteriously said that it would make a major announcement about something in a few days. When Microsoft set this up it was going for maximum public relations effect and it accomplished this by setting off the rumor mills in the industry at full tilt.
Tuesday, June 19, was the big day for the revelation and it was a remarkable one for many – Microsoft revealed its first Windows 8 tablet for the entire world to see and from preliminary reactions from the press, it may give the iPad some serious competition.
Scratching the Surface
The new Windows 8 device is named the “Surface” tablet and will come in two operating system configurations. The first version will be running under a modified Windows 8 OS called Windows RT. These will be available in 32GB and 64GB models. Pricing will start at around $499. More...