Microsoft Surface tablet will launch on October 26th, along with Windows 8

Microsoft Surface tablet will launch on October 26th, along with Windows 8
We already knew that Microsoft is releasing its Windows 8/RT operating system on October 26th, and now the company has confirmed that the Microsoft Surface tablet release date will coincide.

"The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012. At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices," Microsoft revealed in its annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

That’s not a huge surprise given that a platform needs devices at launch, but it’s definitely good news for those waiting the Windows 8/RT devices. Microsoft is offering the devices with the option of two types of a keyboard with a trackpad, that it hopes will make the tablet a content creation machine, not just a device for content consumption.

Interestingly, across the report there are disclaimers about Windows 8 and its future. Microsoft is warning that a lot of factors are uncertain about its upcoming mobile OS and devices, and if not successful this could hurt the company. Here is what the disclaimer reads:

source: CNET

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Surface RT
  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The moment of true is nearing, the countdown has started

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3. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I love it go Microsoft

4. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

Still not happy i need a price so i know how broke i mean how much ill need saved for oct.

5. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I want the Microsoft "Surface Pro" version of the Microsoft of the Microsoft "Surface line" of tablet computers. I have used all 3 versions of the "windows 8 releases amd although Windows "8" is OK with me although it has it's faults I am afraid that it will not be well received by most People. I foresee that Windows "9" will work more like Windows "7" with the Old desktop being prominent again but with the addition of metro live tiles on the Desktop that update information within them in real time. Windows "9" will be better accepted because it will be "Desktop Centric" like windows "7".

6. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Can't wait!!! My WP7 device comes along with me everywhere I go because I love the Metro UI! I have downloaded W8 and installed it in the spare HDD of my PC and have fallen in love with it, more than I love W7, if that is even possible! So bring it on!!!

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks I wish Microsoft would put Windows "8" and the Windows Phone "8" devices on sale in September because October 28 is too close to "black Friday" the start of the Christmas shopping season. smart phones and Tablet Computers can be big ticket Items. Tablets cost at least 200 dollars for anything worth buying. High End smart phones cost 100 to 200 dollars or more on contract. These Items will take a big chunk of cash out of Christmas present buying money. Apple has the right idea to put the Iphone 5 out in September well ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

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