Microsoft Surface archive

  • Microsoft Surface RT review
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    Microsoft Surface RT review

    By 7 November 2012

    In many ways, Microsoft is typical of a massive company. It's visibly slow to react to things, and it takes a very long time for the firm to manoeuvre. But 2012 is looking like the year it finally gets its ducks in a row. Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and...

  • Microsoft building Xbox Surface gaming tablet?
    Gaming

    Microsoft building Xbox Surface gaming tablet?

    By 6 November 2012

    Microsoft is said to be working on a 7-inch tablet specifically for gaming, to be known as the Xbox Surface.  Talking to The Verge, sources knowledgeable about the matter in Redmond, Microsoft's hometown, are said to have confirmed that planning for...

  • Microsoft already testing its own smartphone, according to anonymous sources
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    Microsoft already testing its own smartphone, according to anonymous sources

    By 2 November 2012

    Since Windows Phone 8 was first revealed in June, Microsoft has been tipped to produce its own smartphone handset. According to reports, that day could be fast approaching. The Wall Street Journal has been told by anonymous sources that tests have already...

  • Microsoft: Sorry for European Surface delays, here's a gift card
    Tablets

    Microsoft: Sorry for European Surface delays, here's a gift card

    By 30 October 2012

    Microsoft has apologised to European customers who had pre-ordered the new Surface tablet for an October 26 delivery, only to be left disappointed and empty-handed. As a means of making it up to them, Microsoft will give every customer who was affected...

  • Microsoft's Times Square store in pictures, we take a walk around
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    Microsoft's Times Square store in pictures, we take a walk around

    By 26 October 2012

    Microsoft launched its latest store in the tourist Mecca of Times Square at 10pm on 25 October. Its mission: to sell the new Surface tablet to as many people as it could find with the cash to spare. Opened by a trio of gigantic scissors, and Steven Sinofsky,...

  • Microsoft Surface skateboard pictures and eyes-on
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    Microsoft Surface skateboard pictures and eyes-on

    By 25 October 2012

    Microsoft has a lot of faith in its Surface, and how tough it is. To prove the point, the company claims that you can drop it in 72 separate ways, and it won't break. This strength, apparently, comes from the construction process. It uses Gorilla Glass...

  • Microsoft launches Windows 8... with no surprises
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    Microsoft launches Windows 8... with no surprises

    By 25 October 2012

    Microsoft has officially launched the latest version of its PC operating system, Windows 8. At its dedicated event in New York, where Pocket-lint was in attendance, the company lifted the lid on both the desktop and laptop versions of the software and...

  • Best Windows RT tablets
    Tablets

    Best Windows RT tablets

    By 24 October 2012

    Windows RT tablets are the must-have device for those looking to get some portable entertainment fun out of the latest software launch from Microsoft. While Windows 8 brings the full-fat, desktop, in-depth computing experience for laptops and the like,...

  • Microsoft Surface tablet used as a skateboard... by Windows president
    Tablets

    Microsoft Surface tablet used as a skateboard... by Windows president

    By 17 October 2012

    Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows, has attempted to demonstrate the robustness of the soon-to-be-launched Microsoft Surface tablet, by turning it into a skateboard. Tweeting pictures on his own Twitter feed, Sinofsky is shown attaching four lime-green...

  • Microsoft Surface 32GB sold out online in US
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    Microsoft Surface 32GB sold out online in US

    By 17 October 2012

    Live in the US? Want a 32GB Microsoft Surface tablet on Friday? Tough luck. Microsoft has confirmed via the Microsoft Store online that it has already sold out of the base model that costs $499.99. READ: Hands-on with the Microsoft Surface for Windows...

  • Microsoft Surface UK release confirmed, starting at £399
    Tablets

    Microsoft Surface UK release confirmed, starting at £399

    By 16 October 2012

    Microsoft has confirmed it will be launching the Surface RT tablet in eight countries, including the UK, on 26 October. The Surface will be available in Microsoft Store locations in the United States and Canada, including in all 34 new holiday stores,...

  • Microsoft Surface priced at $499 for 32GB model as TV blitz starts
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    Microsoft Surface priced at $499 for 32GB model as TV blitz starts

    By 16 October 2012

    Microsoft has finally priced the Microsoft Surface RT... in the US, at least. The new Windows RT tablet will cost $499 for the 32GB model, although you won't get the Touch Cover keyboard unless you pay a further $100. At the top of the pile sits a 64GB...

  • Microsoft schedules Window 8 launch event, Surface included
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    Microsoft schedules Window 8 launch event, Surface included

    By 4 October 2012

    Microsoft has sent out invitations for the Windows 8 launch event, to be held in New York on 25 October 2012, with Windows 8 availability previously confirmed for 26 October. Invitations have been arriving with the press for the event that will show off...

  • Agawi nudges out Onlive in battle for cloud gaming on Windows 8
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    Agawi nudges out Onlive in battle for cloud gaming on Windows 8

    By 10 September 2012

    Microsoft Surface tablet owners will be able to enjoy cloud gaming, thanks to a new partnership announced by Microsoft and Agawi. The deal, which sees stumbling OnLive lose out once again, means gamers will be able to play more than 12,000 games from...

  • Samsung Windows 8 tablet with keyboard teased for IFA
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    Samsung Windows 8 tablet with keyboard teased for IFA

    By 27 August 2012

    Samsung has teased its Facebook followers with an image of a new tablet it says will be launched at IFA, the European electronics trade show in Berlin at the end of the month.  The image shows a tablet-looking device, with the Microsoft Windows 8 operating...

  • More Windows RT manufacturers named as Microsoft Surface price revealed
    Tablets

    More Windows RT manufacturers named as Microsoft Surface price revealed

    By 15 August 2012

    Samsung, Dell and Lenovo have joined Asus as manufacturers who will build PCs running Microsoft’s Windows RT.  Windows RT is a version of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system but runs only on devices with ARM chips. It will also only be...

  • Microsoft job adverts reveal Surface 2 tablets and more
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    Microsoft job adverts reveal Surface 2 tablets and more

    By 8 August 2012

    It would seem Microsoft has inadvertently revealed that work on its Surface 2 tablets has already begun, after posting a number of job adverts online.  Despite Microsoft’s first-generation tablet devices - the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT and the...

  • Microsoft's Metro-style no more... to be replaced with?
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    Microsoft's Metro-style no more... to be replaced with?

    By 3 August 2012

    Microsoft has ditched the name "Metro-style" to describe the tiles on Windows Phone and Windows 8, and has embarked on a mission to find a new designation. First, the company started to inform developers not to use the "Metro" name in its applications...

  • Windows 8 testing completed as RTM released
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    Windows 8 testing completed as RTM released

    By 2 August 2012

    Windows 8 is now the finished article, as the new Microsoft OS gets set to be “released to manufacturing” (RTM). However, the average consumer will still have to wait until 26 October. That Microsoft is in a position to begin rolling out an RTM Windows...

  • Windows 8 release date: 26 October 2012
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    Windows 8 release date: 26 October 2012

    By 18 July 2012

    Following last week's announcement that Windows 8 would go on sale sometime in October, Microsoft has now confirmed that that "sometime" is actually 26 October 2012. "…October 26th, 2012! That’s right! Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced...

  • Microsoft to announce Office 15 but what can we expect?
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    Microsoft to announce Office 15 but what can we expect?

    By 16 July 2012

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to take to the stage in San Francisco at 8pm (GMT) tonight to announce the company’s next big reveal. While we have it on good authority that we’ll be seeing the new Office 15 productivity suite, what features this...

  • Microsoft: Windows Phone 8 phones looking cool, no need to do it ourselves
    Phones

    Microsoft: Windows Phone 8 phones looking cool, no need to do it ourselves

    By 5 July 2012

    "Our hardware partners are doing some really cool things for the Windows Phone 8 launch." That's the word from Greg Sullivan, Senior Product manager for Windows Phone at Microsoft, having seen what's in store for Windows Phone fans later in the year....

  • Microsoft Surface: Apple has nothing to worry about
    Gaming

    Microsoft Surface: Apple has nothing to worry about

    By 22 June 2012

    Some games developers are unsure whether the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT or Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablets will have what it takes to knock Apple's iPad off its pedestal. At least, for now. Speaking to gaming website Eurogamer, several...

  • Microsoft Surface tablet: Only Wi-Fi initially
    Tablets

    Microsoft Surface tablet: Only Wi-Fi initially

    By 22 June 2012

    It is being reported that Microsoft's own tablet device, the Microsoft Surface, will only be able to connect to Wi-Fi on launch, with no mobile network option available. Sources claim that, initially at least, the device(s) that was unveiled on 19 June...

  • Microsoft Surface Table renamed PixelSense
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    Microsoft Surface Table renamed PixelSense

    By 19 June 2012

    Following Microsoft’s unveiling of its two Surface tablet devices, we felt a sense of déjà vu. We couldn’t quite put our finger on it but we were sure we’d heard the name somewhere before.  Turns out we had, in the shape of a 40-inch HD LCD touchscreen...