Items tagged with Microsoft Surface

Microsoft's annual report to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission seems to confirm a few details about Windows 8 and Surface that many already suspected: The launch date is October 26th for both. Of course, Microsoft hasn't made these dates official yet. If you're planning to pick up one of the new tablets, one thing to keep in mind is that only the ARM-based Surface is launching on the 26th. That's the Surface for Windows RT tablets. Microsoft also plans to launch Surface Pro tablets, which have an Intel chip, a few months after the initial Surface launch. Microsoft isn't new to developing... Read more...
In the thirty-plus years since the first personal computers hit the market system capabilities have increased by multiple orders of magnitude. The ways in which end-users access these capabilities, on the other hand, has scarcely changed at all. The last major innovation was the mouse, first popularized by Apple in 1984. In the 26 years hence, a variety of conceptual devices and prototypes have debuted, including everything from the AlphaiGrip to Microsoft's own Surface. The BendDesk is yet another attempt to create a brand-new, superior method of system control. If nothing else, it deserves credit... Read more...
Las Vegas's Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino becomes the second commercial location to sport Microsoft's Surface devices--table-top, multi-touch-input computers. The first commercial implementation of Surface was this last April in select AT&T stores. "Harrah's will deploy a suite of their own customized applications and be the first to install Microsoft Surface in an entertainment venue, providing guests with uniquely personalized and engaging social experiences. Their most ambitious application is 'Flirt' which uses strategically placed video cameras to create an exciting new way to initiate... Read more...
AT&T First to Introduce Microsoft Surface in Retail Stores to Enhance Mobile Shopping Experience First commercial Microsoft Surface launch to begin April 17 in select AT&T stores with expanded deployment planned throughout 2008. LAS VEGAS — April 1, 2008 — AT&T (NYSE: T) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) today announced a collaborative alliance that will transform the way consumers shop for mobile devices. AT&T will become the first company in the world to bring Microsoft Surface to life in a retail environment, giving customers the ability to explore their mobile worlds using... Read more...