Microsoft has introduced its next-generation Surface tablets as the company looks to gain traction in the ever-competitive marketplace.
Microsoft launched a radical redesign of its world-dominating Windows operating system Thursday, introducing a touch-enabled interface that attempts to bridge the gap between personal computers and fast-growing mobile devices powered by the company’s fiercest competitors.
Apple is holding a press event next Tuesday where it’s highly expected to introduce a miniature iPad, but not to be outdone, Microsoft is set to release its Surface tablet at the end of October.
While the popularity of tablets continues to grow, their design is continuing to evolve. This week Microsoft unveiled the new Surface tablet computer that features a keyboard and a built-in stand.
Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple’s iPad. CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand to announce the new tablet, calling it part of a “whole new family of devices” the company is developing.