Microsoft Surface tablet announcement meta-liveblog
OK, people, there's a good and a bad news. The good news is Microsoft will be making some kind of a major announcement today in Los Angeles, and the bad news is that we don't know what it'll be about yet. Still, we'll find out soon enough, as the event will begin in about an hour from now. As you probably know, it's widely believed that the announcement will have to do with Windows RT - the tablet-optimized version of Windows 8, plus we might event get to see some new hardware. Meanwhile, there were also talks about Microsoft introducing a Windows-based reader device by Barnes & Noble, but the latter issued a statement that it won't take part in this event. So while you're waiting for the event to kick-off, why don't you refresh your memory by taking a look at our rumor round-up regarding Microsoft's big announcement?!
Unfortunately, we won't be able to attend this event, so we'll simply do a meta-liveblog, aggregating the info delivered by attending media. Stay sharp, as the event starts at: 3:30 PM Pacific | 5:30 PM Central | 6:30 PM Eastern | 12:30 AM Central European Time.
Live event tracker
10. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 202; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)
probably not nearly as excited as Sniggly is. He's probably up in the rafters of the conference biding his time, waiting for the time to strike.
19. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol. im disappointed.. there was no mention of the sniggle-strike in the metablog! thats the first thing i went looking for lol
22. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 202; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)
I'm worried... did they catch him? are they holding him in a bunker somewhere?
3. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
WP WP WP WP WP WP!!!
i really hope they are bringing great things into their brand...
i would love to use a phone/tablet that just says "windows" or "microsoft" on it...
5. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I can't wait to see what Microsoft has to offer. Windows 8 tablets should be really awesome!
6. kavi_nash (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Am not, but still follow the event :P
Guyz who are sure that the Redmond giant is going to announce a tablet, should check out this iPad neo gif image! -http://icosmogeek.com/microsof
7. -box- (Posts: 3754; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Very interested to see what's coming. There is no way this will be more disappointing than apple's recent conference. Less boring, too.
9. Alp1111 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)
i need to learn what microsoft will announce because if do not they announce something attractive i will buy an asus transformer prime
11. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
buy new samsung galaxy tab quad core and killer graphic card
14. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Show me a nice win8 tablet :) Thats all I am asking for
15. pongkie (Posts: 498; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
18:01 looks like an ipad. sue sue sue sue sue
18. demarmj (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 May 2012)
"Is it just us, or this seems to be the first tablet to rival the iPad in terms of build quality?" - Typical Ray S comment. Have you not seen the Transformer Prime?
20. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i dont remember the galaxy tab being a slouch in quality either.
21. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
wow.. fantastic start. The cover/keyboard has me very intrigued. Now show me what it looks like while running pro and compatible programs! :)
25. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 849; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
I have been saying this all along that MS tablet has the potential to rule with Windows 8 products. Integrating tablet, desk top, and phone seamlessly to office and exchange server will enhance business, and draw in would be consumers looking for a complete tablet OS. Personally I have been running Windows 8 on my desktop for 3 months, and loving it.
26. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
i love the touch cover functionality and the kickstand...talk about innovation...