At long last, Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer announced a Microsoft branded, Windows 8 tablet called the Microsoft Surface. It’s a 10.6 inch, tablet with a removable battery and it weighs only 1 ½ pounds. The Microsoft Surface is obviously designed as direct competition for the Apple’s iPad. Will the new Microsoft Surface be an iPad killer? Here’s the thing. Windows 8 is a really nice operating system. It uses unique graphics that present your content in easily movable tiles and it seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products like Office, Skydrive and Xbox. If you’re a Windows user, the new Microsoft Surface may be that table you’ve been waiting for. One cool feature of the new Microsoft Surface is its smart cover. It looks like an iPad smart cover, but the Microsoft Surface smart cover has a full sized touch sensitive keyboard built in. Look out Apple, here comes the Microsoft.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 19, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).