Unique Microsoft Surface tablet hits eBay, profits will be donated to charity

Unique Microsoft Surface tablet hits eBay, profits will be donated to charity
In Germany, a Microsoft Surface tablet with Windows RT retails for about 480 euro. This particular one-of-a-kind unit, however, will set you back a bit more, although it is too early to say what the exact figure will be.

That is because the Surface that you see in the photos was signed by Steve Ballmer himself during a developer's conference that took place in Berlin several weeks ago. The device is now being auctioned on eBay for charity, with the current bid standing at 610 euro, yet expected to go higher before the December 5 deadline is reached.

All proceeds will be used to organize a Christmas party at the Charité, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Berlin for children diagnosed with cancer. In addition, each child was asked to make a wish, and as many of them as possible will be fulfilled using the profits from the auction. The Microsoft Surface is brand new and will be shipped for free, along with all accessories it comes with.

Want to back up the notable cause? Then check out the auction at the link below and don't hesitate to spread the word!

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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



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Don't bid, just sell it to Tim D Cook, atleast Apple will be donating indirectly.

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

haha +1

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

That is microsoft with Gate's legacy. Apple?cares only about profit margins,never gave much attention to philantrophy.

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

+1 to nathan. O rly?

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Charity or indirect advertisement for Microsoft...

6. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

First time PA post decent pic of Baldmar.

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

The biggest question is why would someone want Steve Ballmer's signature?

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

who will buy a ballmer signed surface?! but if its lady gaga, taylor swift, justine bieber, one direction, miley cyrus etc. then it will be worthy to all of their fans! they'll go crazy!

9. George513

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

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