Drawings of Microsoft Surface tablets start appearing on walls across New York City

Drawings of Microsoft Surface tablets start appearing on walls across New York City
Two months after announcing them officially, Microsoft has now started actively promoting its Surface tablets. Graffiti reminding people of the company's upcoming Windows 8 powered slates have started popping up on walls throughout New York City, with photos of at least two of them posted by locals on the internet.

Isn't it a bit too early for Redmond to start advertising the tablets, however? After all, neither of the Microsoft Surface models is expected to be released earlier than late October, alongside Windows 8 itself. That is over two months away from now. On the other hand, the company might have prepared a rather aggressive marketing campaign for its two upcoming tablets. Competition on the tablet market will be tough, and if Microsoft really wants to get a piece of the market share pie, it better make sure that the public is well familiar with its offerings.

What do you, guys, think of Microsoft's marketing campaign? Could it have been a bit more original, or would you rather say that it is a good start? Let us know what you think by dropping a comment!

source: Ferhat Ozduran (Hoodcast), Amanda Peyton (Twitter) via Neowin

Related phones

Surface RT
  • Display 10.6 inches
    768 x 1366 pixels
  • Camera 1 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • OS Windows RT
Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6 inches
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 1 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Intel Core i5, RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • OS Windows 8 Pro



14. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks all this is cute but Microsoft really has to step up to the plate and score home runs as far as advertising their Mobile products is concerned.. Microsoft's Windows 8 smart phones for instance now have an new OS better than the current Windows 7 smart phones and also have dual core CPU's, Hd ,screens,NFC and other Electronic components in them to that make them competitive with Android or Apple Iphones. The New Windows RT tablets coming out this October comes loaded with a special version of Microsoft office that make it useful right out of the box. it's main weakness is it's new OS needs Apps. but it can still serf the web and do Email, and get internet based entertainment, read ebooks,and help a person purchase stuff over the Enternet so that this Tablets wont be use less or dead on Arrival unless it is priced too high.. I wish Microsoft luck. I want an intel x86 Windows 8 Tablet because they are a Tablet PC a device much more powerful than an Ipad or any other Tablet Computer out there because they can run full Windows Desktop/Laptop programs and there are thousnad upon thousands of them out there to choose from.

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

wiw... i cant wait for these techs.... gotta love to have one on $200!!!

9. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I'm pretty excited for this actually. I mean I've been waiting for a good tablet for doing projects and stuff in school, and I think this might do the trick.

7. megaSUNNY

Posts: 96; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

the first pic is nice

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Enough teasing... release the damn thing, already :-)

5. jpcoast

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

I might be pushing it to far, but... wasn't nokia's "something amazing coming" qr code leading to a graffiti me site?

4. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

I dont need any advertising, i want one since the first video of it appeared...

3. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I wouldn't notice it if I passed by.

8. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

You must not be very observant...

10. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

You must have tunnel vision and all you see at the end is a bitten apple logo...

11. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

and yet this article caught your eye and care to write a comment.

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You might start seeing some people typing on the wall

15. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

pool cue as stylus.

1. dilse

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Surface on surface

12. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Surface Surfacing on Surfaces O_o

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless