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Microsoft launches two Surface tablets to take on Apple
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 15:17

From Wired:

Forget about operating systems. Forget about mice, keyboards and snoozy computer accessories. Microsoft is now a full-fledged, no-excuses mobile computing manufacturer. On 18 June a team of excited executives showed off Microsoft Surface -- a pair of Windows tablets accompanied by clever keyboard covers that aspire to true innovation in the mobile space.

"It's a PC that is a great tablet, and a tablet that is a great PC," said Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows and Windows Live Division.

Sounds simple enough, right? No, most decidedly not. Surface is much, much more than a new tablet platform. It's also Microsoft's first fully branded computing device -- an ambitious new development direction after years of making only simple computer peripherals. And Surface is also a challenge to every hardware partner in Microsoft's OEM stable.

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