Microsoft is set to launch itself in the Tablet Battle. According to the company’s annual report, the company’s much talked about Surface Tablet is coming on Oct.26, same day when Windows 8 hit the market.
“The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012,” Microsoft wrote in the report. “At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices.”
It is guessed that Surface will be an ARM- based tablet, which will run on a lighter version of Windows 8, Windows RT. One of the unique features of Microsoft surface would be the pre-installed Office feature, which will give the users an option of typing important documents anywhere anytime. The release of Intel-based Surface tablet running Windows 8 Pro will see the light of the day 90 days after the launch of ARM-based version with RT.
Surface Tablet is a brave effort by Microsoft who for the first time will be building its own PC hardware. Microsoft’s Surface can give a tough competition to Apple’s iPad and Google Nexus, which are at the moment ruling the roost. The Surface is expected to win the hearts of million with its incredibly thin (9.33mm) body and a 10.6 inch display. What we can’t wait to see is that how it will prove against its rivals…