Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 12:14 UTC
Windows After yesterday's TV advertisement, Microsoft finally unveiled the pricing for its Surface tablet - the ARM Windows RT version that is. The cheapest Surface - 32GB without touch cover - will set you back $499. They're aiming straight for iPad pricing here, ignoring the popular cheaper Android offerings. Update: only available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. As usual.
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RE[5]: Too expensive
by ze_jerkface on Wed 17th Oct 2012 12:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Too expensive"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

Yes it is an Android tablet. What do you think it is running?
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/06/amazon-confirms-kindle-fire-hd-m...

It may have a different store and UI but it's the same OS.

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RE[6]: Too expensive
by WereCatf on Wed 17th Oct 2012 12:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Too expensive"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

It may have a different store


If you are willing to root it you can even install the regular Google Play Market on it and enjoy yourself: http://liliputing.com/2012/09/installing-google-play-store-on-the-r...

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RE[6]: Too expensive
by WorknMan on Wed 17th Oct 2012 17:38 in reply to "RE[5]: Too expensive"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Yes it runs some form of android, but it's as much android as Mac OSX is BSD. It's forked, customized, and closed source.

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