It’s merry time for techies and gadget freaks as Microsoft finally launched its very first tablet just days after iPad Mini was launched. Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky, head of Windows unit and the person behind Widows 8 launched the latest hardware in front of around 1000 media persons and PC industry partners.
The launch of the Surface tablets is clearly shows that Microsoft is trying to take a strong position in the mobile computing market which was till now led by Apple Inc. and Google Inc. Steve Ballmer stated ” We have reimagined Windows and we have reimagined the whole PC industry “.
The early reviews of Microsoft were mixed as some were criticizing the design and the user interface while some where praising it and even calling it a revolutionary design. But amidst all the speculation and after the heavy testing and tweaking, Surface tablets were launched and went on sale on Thursday midnight.
Alongwith Surface tablets, it was the day that the much-awaited Windows 8 was launched for the people to use. Windows 8 sports a completely new look with its Metro-like design and the tile interface. No wonder it will work best with touch enabled devices like Surface tablets and Windows phones.
According to Steve Sinofsky, Windows 8 is built on the base of Windows 7 which proved to be the best selling OS for Microsoft reaching upto 670 million license already sold.
Many people including the investors are uncertain about the success of Windows 8, because of the fact that the consumer previews got some rave reviews. However they feel that a solid and ground-breaking launch could hep Microsoft’s stock which have remained quite low compared to Apple’s stock.
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No wonder, Microsoft is trying to give a tough competition to Apple by launching its Surface tablet and Windows 8 only after iPad Mini was launched and days before Google Nexus 7 hit the stores. Now we only have to witness the clash of the titans. Let’s see if Microsoft can make way by competing with two giants who have always ruled the world of mobile computing.
What’s your say? Will Microsoft Surface tablets and Windows 8 live up to the expectations ?