Microsoft Announces Its Own Tablet, The Surface

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Photo: Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider

UPDATE: In a major shift, Microsoft has jumped into the hardware business, launching the “Surface,” a tablet that competes with the iPad.We don’t know how much it will cost, or when it will be released. We know Microsoft is working on it.

The Surface is a thin tablet with a kickstand built in. It runs Windows 8.

We took live notes of the announcement. They are below.

We’ve also peeled out some key details:

  • PHOTOS: The Microsoft Surface
  • The Specs For The Surface

Watch this video to get a sense of why this move is so important for Microsoft and the industry:

Produced by Daniel Goodman

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