Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE: *yawn*
by Morgan on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:24 UTC in reply to "*yawn*"
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I also think MS is crazy to push Metro. It has failed on the smart phone - hello?!?

How has it failed? Everyone I've shown my phone to -- and I'm not exaggerating, everyone -- has asked me where I got it, where they can get one, can they play with it, does it run X app or Y game (almost always a "yes", Zune Market has the good popular apps). And I'm not even showing it off; people see me use it and ask about it. It's had a resounding impact on those who have seen it, and it's not even the best WP7 hardware out there. Just seeing a very capable and easy to use version of MS Office bundled with the device has caused a few coworkers and clients to commit to buying one.

now they want to push this failed interface to tablets and windows itself ?

Tablets like the Surface are exactly where Metro belongs. I think the hardware is amazing, the design concepts are stunning, and the fact that x86 and ARM are both offered is a good decision by Microsoft.

I have to admit though, I'm going to approach this release with caution. I know I won't be buying one; my budget simply doesn't allow for such a huge expense for a device I'll rarely have time to use. There's a reason my fiancée has the iPad and I stick to my smartphone; I work all the time and something that big would just get in my way out in the field.

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