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[2]: Surface.jpg
by MORB on Tue 19th Jun 2012 21:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Surface.jpg"
MORB
Member since:
2005-07-06

Errrrr ... you're not capable of folding the cover behind the device, and using the software keyboard? It's competing directly with an iPad.


With windows8? Hahahahaha
This is Zune, tablet edition

Edited 2012-06-19 21:54 UTC

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RE[3]: Surface.jpg
by tomcat on Tue 19th Jun 2012 22:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Surface.jpg"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

With windows8? Hahahahaha
This is Zune, tablet edition


Said anonymous Internet guy. Yawn.

It's amusing to see dorks like you rooting for Microsoft to fail here. Don't you tools understand that competition is a good thing?

Edited 2012-06-19 22:16 UTC

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RE[4]: Surface.jpg
by dsmogor on Wed 20th Jun 2012 09:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Surface.jpg"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

If only companies like MS believed in that too...

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RE[4]: Surface.jpg
by nej_simon on Wed 20th Jun 2012 10:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Surface.jpg"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

It's amusing to see dorks like you rooting for Microsoft to fail here. Don't you tools understand that competition is a good thing?


Yes, yhat's why I don't want Microsoft to have any share of the mobile device market. Just take a look at what they did to the PC market (consumer lock-in, abuse of patents, abuse of standards, microsoft tax, FUD etc). The move to mobile devices is our chance to finally break free from Microsoft.

With that background it doesn't suprise me that they are using a protection racket to hurt android.

So yes, more competition is good but it should be from other companies than Microsoft.

Edited 2012-06-20 10:45 UTC

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RE[4]: Surface.jpg
by MORB on Thu 21st Jun 2012 15:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Surface.jpg"
MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm not rooting for them to fail, I'm just making the observation that they are failing.

Only them can do anything about it. I can only laugh.

Also, it gives me something to do while I'm sitting here waiting for that terrible piece of shit visual studio to take 10 minutes to build a medium sized project on a goddamn 4 core cpu. In the consumer electronics space at least they can't get away with selling awful products, which is refreshing.

Edited 2012-06-21 15:25 UTC

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