Microsoft Surface tablet will launch on October 26th, along with Windows 87
"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: