Microsoft has managed to build the Surface RT tablet in such a way that it not only competes directly against Apple's iPad, but also has a higher profit margin than Apple's flagship tablet.
on 11/06/2012 – Made popular on 11/06/2012
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityApple will release its new small tablet, more likely to be called the iPad Air than the iPad Mini, on 23 October. Apple is getting in early to take some of the gloss off the launch of Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface tablet two days later.
Hours before Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) unveiled the iPad Mini today, The Wall Street Journal noted that Apple faces intense competition from Amazon Kindle and numerous Google Android tablets that have seven-inch screens. But The VAR Guy was shocked to see the Journal did not mention Microsoft’s Surface tablet, running Windows 8 or Windows RT, which launches later this week.