The Microsoft Surface RT is a PC. It’s not a mobile device and it’s not a tablet, it’s a PC. And Microsoft’s first self-branded computer. It is, in short, the physical incarnation of Microsoft’s Windows 8.
The expectations and competition for the Surface are daunting.
The month of June has not been kind to Microsoft hardware partners. Last week, Redmond revealed that it's getting into the Windows tablet game with the introduction of the Surface, meaning it will compete for sales with its own allies. It followed that up with news about Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft may launch a Surface Tablet partner program during Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013. Will a Surface Mini Tablet (countering iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD) debut around the same time?
Microsoft Surface is the top efficient tablet in the market till date. It’s the only Microsoft-branded Windows RT hardware, to begin with their new OS, the tablet can be termed as representative and flagship for the touch based, riotously dicey.
Myself and the inimitable Chris Velazco took to the TechCrunch TV screens to dig into the new Surface hardware that Microsoft announced today. Chris and I are both long-time Surface owners and users, so we speak with a bit experience and fondness.
The hardware, we surmise, is great, but we remain a bit unsure about the software that Microsoft has compiled for its tablet hybrids.
It’s Surfaced again: the rumour that Microsoft is developing its own smartphone hardware in a bid to drive wider adoption of its Windows Phone OS. Ever since Microsoft distressed its desktop Windows OEMs by unveiling its own-brand tablet PC, called Surface, the logical leap required to imagine an own-brand Windows Phone has apparently been shrinking.
It’s about damn time.
Microsoft announced the Surface product family on June 18th. After eight months of waiting, Microsoft announced that on February 9, the fully-capable, Windows 8-packing, Intel-powered, actually-really-novel Surface 8 Pro will finally hit stores in the U.S. and Canada.
The Surface Pro is the big daddy in the Surface family.