Microsoft Surface tablet announcement meta-liveblog

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.





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1. mahoganyheart

Posts: 11; Member since: May 23, 2012

Very excited!

10. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

I'm worried... did they catch him? are they holding him in a bunker somewhere?

24. MISTER-H

Posts: 87; Member since: May 28, 2012

What are the hardware and specs.

2. Nick_T

Posts: 184; Member since: May 27, 2011

We so excited, and it ain't even Friday!

3. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

WP WP WP WP WP WP!!! i'm excited! 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...

4. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

i am excited :D

5. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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: Feb 27, 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...ablet-in-a-few-hours-comic/

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

8. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

come on microsoft it is 17:35

9. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 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

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

buy new samsung galaxy tab quad core and killer graphic card

12. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

it doesnt exist

13. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

the corners r 2 sharp

14. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Show me a nice win8 tablet :) Thats all I am asking for

15. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

18:01 looks like an ipad. sue sue sue sue sue

16. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

oh god when will it ship

17. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

Add i jizzed in my pants

18. demarmj

Posts: 17; Member since: May 03, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i dont remember the galaxy tab being a slouch in quality either.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow.. fantastic start. The cover/keyboard has me very intrigued. Now show me what it looks like while running pro and compatible programs! :)

23. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

OEMs GOT TROLLED.

25. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 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: Mar 26, 2012

i love the touch cover functionality and the kickstand...talk about innovation...

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