Week one at Microsoft
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If you’re this side of the Atlantic and went to bed at a sensible hour last night, you’ll have missed the ‘live’ coverage of the announcement of Microsoft Surface. I say “live”, as live as a live blog with constantly-uploaded photos can get. Speculation had been growing since Microsoft announced the event and the smart money was correctly placed on Microsoft revealing a tablet. And indeed, a tablet was revealed… or a family of tablets to be precise.
This morning you’ll have no problem finding articles and opinions about Surface, but here’s the highlights:
As much as I could deduce from the ‘live’ commentary, the big “ooooh” moment was the cover. Steven Sinofsky (President of the Windows Division) showed the cover with its magnetic connector and the reporter from The Verge commented “oh boy, this looks familiar” – no doubt eluding to the not-dissimilar iPad cover. But then Sinofsky revealed that the wafer-thin cover was also a multi-touch keyboard. The next comment on The Verge was “wow, this is slick as hell”. From what I could gather there’s two cover options – the Touch Cover (3 mm thick) and a slightly thicker (5 mm) Type Cover which includes a trackpad and moving keys.
I don’t have any other details at this time, so please refer to surface.com where more details will appear as they become available. Apologies but comments are switched off.