Google unveiled several new devices during its live event today. Alongside its new Nexus smartphones, the company also revealed a large, keyboard-equipped Android tablet to rival Microsoft's Surface as well as a new-look, next-generation Chromecast.
Each of the 94,000 Microsoft employees in the Redmond research campus will be receiving a Windows 8 PC and Windows 8 smartphone, as well as a Microsoft Surface tablet, all for free in time for the October launching of Windows 8 and Surface RT tablets.
If you can remember the huge hype that came with the original internet, you’ll recognize the arrival of the hard sell for Cloud computing. They haven’t actually come up with a hymn called “Nearer My Server To Thee”, but it’ll be there somewhere.
I've got to hand it to Microsoft: they exceeded expectations by creating a tablet boasting specs impressive enough to compete with the league-leading Apple iPad. What's most exciting is the cover doubling as a full keyboard.
Surface computing has been around in one form or another for the past 20 years. However, the ability to free yourself from the 'one cursor', 'one mouse', 'one user' personal computing concept is pretty sweet.
There was a lot of hype, much fanfare, and not a lot else. Microsoft’s tabletop platform has been picked up by Joyland Casino. Some of the features of Surface have surfaced with the incoming Windows 7, but so far the result has been novelty value.
We have seen multi-touch features in Apple's iPhone and we're amazed at how well they perform just by touching the screen. But Microsoft Surface offers more than that, as they demonstrated their Surface computer at AT&T stores.