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imageMicrosoft is streaming their Microsoft Surface RT keynote starting at 1:30 EST, which is just in a few minutes.

Watch and discuss the latest developers in their first major PC production in our comment section below.

Presentation over.

14:12 Says Surface has twice the storage of competing tablets. Now available online and at over 60 Microsoft Stores.

14:10 Pulls up a student – says Surface is great for students. Had one for 4 days. Shows how the device can connect to USB peripherals. Says 100% of the top selling devices work with Surface.

14:05 Shows multi-tasking also. Says the touch cover feels great on the hand. Finally shows how the Surface can be used on the lap.

14:04 Says he typed 50-60 words per minute.

14:01 Talks about Touch Cover making the device a productivity device.Says the Surface is running the lighting and Excel and Powerpoint which is running the presentation.

13:59 Talking about Touch Cover. Says it gives great visceral feeling. Talks about clamping and alignment magnets. Shows the Surface hanging by the cover.

13:57 Talking about Surface creating memory. Shows a video recorded by the Surface.  Shows how one can record video just by setting the device down. Giving another Surface away.

13:54 Talking about Surface as a stage for Windows. Talking about the kick stand. Talks about the 22 degree angle due to the kick stand which means they can make the camera perfectly angled.

13:50 Does a drop test of the device  survives. Steve shows off the Surface Skateboard.

13:48 Shows off Hydrothunder game.

13:47 Now talking Xbox Music with Surface being the ultimate music controller.  Panos keeps giving away Surface tablets.

13:46 Talking about the screen again, says it has great contrast and low reflectivity due to optical bonding. Transfers a movie from one tablet to another via Smartglass and the Xbox.

13:45 Talking about MIMO WIFI antennas now. Says it will get great reception where other devices get none.

13:42 Talks about the microSD card, again a dig at Apple. Says a 64 GB card can hold 40 movies, the can watch 5 movies on one battery.

13:35 Explains that every component are custom, including the screen which has “great clarity”. Everything has to feel “right”.

13:35 Hands over to Panos. Talking about the device as a tablet. Explaining why 10.6 inch screen size was chosen ( a dig at Apple’s 7.9 inch tablet). He says W8 was designed for the screen size.

13:34  The event has started and Steve Sinofsky is talking about the passion of the team and the commercials



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  • Bugbog

    A more satisfying keynote [for me] than the Win8 one, as here we get the details from the “Horse’s mouth”, rather than the paraphrased articles.

    The Win8 one was only disappointing in the sense that there were no new reveals. For me at least.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrgeorgeson Chris Georgeson

    Nothing new was announced at all. Pretty disappointing I thought they’d show off some new apps coming today, maybe the Surface Pro release date…. nothing. They basically did the same keynote they did back in June. I already know the Surface is awesome, why do this keynote?