More holiday job than Steve Jobs, but with its Apple-style on-stage presentation software giant Microsoft has entered the tablet wars, with Surface.
To do so it appears Microsoft has thrown away its 37-year old business model, now making hardware that will compete with some of its best customers.
“It’s kind of interesting, where we would expect tech to go for a while now, kind of an ultra, ultra portable PC, one that you can kind of take with you anywhere, even more so than a laptop,” said Tecca.com’s Fox Van Allen.
“I spent a long time training myself to write on the ipad, to use its keyboard and type that way, and the idea of having the keyborad back and be able to type wherever I want, there is something kind of appealing about that, and the stylus itself; I have never had a stylus that I enjoyed and their stylus looks pretty satisfying,” said Galleycat.com’s Jason Boog.
The Surface range will go on sale as Microsoft rolls out its much-anticipated Windows8 operating system, designed with the tablet in mind, towards the end of the year.