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[8]: About Damn Time
by fmaxwell on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: About Damn Time"
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And I think that you should think about the Zune before sharing your unbridled money-can-achieve-anything attitude. Microsoft claimed that they were going to invest millions of dollars into their Zune to "beat" Apple's iPod. Yeah, tell me how that went for them.

The tablet market is not looking for a really tiny laptop with a bad keyboard. Anyone who thinks a keyboard (with almost zero tactile feel) is a killer feature has never watched how people use iPads most of the time -- and never considered how small a percentage of iPad owners bought keyboards of any type.

The Surface is ironically named, as Microsoft's is likely to remain underwater on the investment that they put into Surface.

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