October should be marked as the month of launches. After three weeks, Microsoft, as speculated, will launch its Surface tablet on October 26th, taking a plunge into the tab market. Mark the calendar not just for this, but also for the firm’s latest version of its OS, Windows 8, which will also come out on 25th this month.
Microsoft has started sending out fresh invites for a special “Surface Reception” event on October 25, with main focus on Windows 8. The invitation comes with Microsoft’s new logo along with Windows logo amidst New York’s grey skyscrapers with color hues in between. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 am EST.
Details regarding the pricing of the tablet is expected to be uncovered at the event. Rumors suggest that it could cost $600-$800. However, recent reports say that Surface for Windows RT could start at $199, in competition with Google’s Nexus 7 tablet.
There are also reports that speculate that Microsoft could launch only Wi-Fi version of Surface tab, with 3G version coming out later sometime.
Microsoft also announced opening doors to its pop-up stores in the US and Canada on October 26th to display its latest Surface tablet computer.
Microsoft’s new line of Surface Tabs was uncovered at an event held at Milk Studios in Hollywood back in June. One tab will feature Windows 8 Pro and the other will run on Windows RT with ARM-based processor.
With these scheduled launches, we are sure that Steve Ballmer is going to be a busy man this season.