A recent discovery by Hellshock reveals the Italian Microsoft website contains a link to Surface within the ‘Products’ section, which poses the question- will Microsoft’s Surface cover the world? In addition to this, Surface is now listed in European Countries such as France, Italy and  the United Kingdom.  Microsoft is thought to be working with local retailers  to provide the Surface to European customers.  Earlier leaks have suggested that the Microsoft Surface will be available in Australia day and date with US availability on the 26th October.  This could mean that European customers may not have long to wait for Surface to turn up in their local stores.  Are our readers excited?  Let us know below.  Via: wpcentral.com and msicc.net ...

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Last month Microsoft revealed about its plan to open no.of pop-up stores in US and Canada this Holiday season. Microsoft’s own online store website has revealed that these Microsoft Holiday Retail Stores will be opened on Oct-26th. The site also hints about the Microsoft Surface availability on the same date and the device will come with Touch Cover as well. All these Holiday Stores will have a curated selection of the coolest Microsoft products for sale. Are you ready to visit a Microsoft Store? via: ZDNet ...

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Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing its new hardware series called Surface. Now, they surprised everyone by starting marketing of the device so early. Microsoft Surface graffiti was spotted in corner of North 11th Street and Wythe Avenue and other places in New York. It seems Microsoft is so serious about Surface family of PCs and a clear marketing message will definitely drive more sales. What do you think of these adverts? via: Neowin ...

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At the time of Surface announcement months ago, Microsoft said that the Surface tablet will release along with Windows 8. Now that Windows 8 availability date has been confirmed as Oct-26th, everyone was waiting for Microsoft to confirm the Oct-26th date for Surface availability as well. As CNET noted in the recent SEC filings from Microsoft, Surface will be launched on Oct-26th along with Windows 8 as announced before. “The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012. At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices,” “In fall 2012, we are launching Windows 8…Its success depends on a number of factors including the extent to which customers embrace its new user interface and functionality, successfully coordinating with our OEM partners in releasing a variety of hardware devices that take advantage of its features, ...

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Digitimes, the great eastern rumour house, claims to have identified the ODM for the Microsoft Surface tablets and have fingered Pegatron Technology. Citing industry sources in the notebook market, they have also placed some bottom ends on the prices of the tablets, saying the Windows RT-based model, featuring Nvidia’s Tegra 3, will be priced above US$599, while the Windows 8 Pro-based Surface tablet PC with Ivy Bridge processor is expected to be at least above US$799. At $599 that would price the RT tablet at the equivalent price to the 32 GB iPad with WIFI only, making the price not as expensive as it appears. At $799 the Surface Pro would be priced cheaper than the iPad 64 GB with WIFI and 3G, costing $829, and it is of course a pretty low price for a full PC with an Ivy Bridge processor. Digitimes notes Microsoft only expects limited profits ...

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You can now enjoy the event in which Microsoft yesterday revealed its Surface tablet project. The event was held at Milk Studios, Hollywood with hundreds of tech press invited. Microsoft announced Surface, Surface Pro tablets that will run on Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro respectively. More details on it below, Microsoft Surface Tablet Pricing & Availability Microsoft Surface Tablet Video Promo Microsoft Surface Tablet Images Microsoft announces Microsoft Surface Tablet ...

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Microsoft has sent information on the venue for its today’s mystery event to the press. The event will be held at Milk Studios, Hollywood. This is the first time in the recent past that Microsoft has created so much hype and interest among the press. People have no clue about what Microsoft is going to announce. The wild guesses ranges from Yammer deal to Xbox Surface tablet. We are approximately 6 hours away from the start of the event. Are you excited ?? Image Credit: Yelp ...

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We all know about Microsoft Surface, the big 40-inch touch table with lots of power. We have seen many apps running on it before showing its capabilities, but this one looks amazing. This app called NUIverse from Microsoft Technology Center allows us to explore the universe on Microsoft Surface. The app also takes advantage of object recognition, etc, in addition to multi-touch capabilities of Surface 2. Watch the video above, I’m sure you will be amazed by it.   via: Microsoft.com/next ...

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Today Microsoft and Samsung announced that Surface 2.0 aka Samsung SUR40 will be available for pre-order in 23 countries. The Samsung SUR40 with PixelSense technology makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display. Recognizing up to 50 points of simultaneous touch, including fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen. Microsoft Surface 2.0 won the award for the Best of What’s New 2011 from PopSci magazine. You can find more details to order this system here. Regarding Surface availability and current usages, read here. Find the Surface 2.0 brochure here.   ...

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Microsoft introduced the Surface 2.0 for the first time at this year’s CES. The system was completely redesigned and built in partnership with Samsung. Surface 2.0 won the Best of What’s New 2011 award at Popular Science. From Pop Sci, The 40-inch SUR40, co-created by Samsung and Microsoft, is a thin tabletop computer that sees and responds to whatever is placed on it. Each of the table’s LCD pixels emits an infrared beam that reflects off an object back to a sensor. The processor synthesizes the sensor data to create an eight-bit image from which it can pick out shapes and large text, such as product names and numbers. Once the object is identified, the table displays related YouTube videos and other product information. Right now most apps are on the simpler side, but developers are free to program custom games and more, depending on what bar or store the ...

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Microsoft Surface 2.0 aka Samsung SUR40 was expected to launch by end of this year. According to Mary Jo Foley who discussed with Samsung regarding its launch date has confirmed that this multi-touch table-top  device launch has  been delayed to 2012 from 2011. This 40-inch HD 1080p screen device will cost around $7600 when it goes on sale next year. There is no word from Microsoft on this issue and it was also reported that the launch delay may be due to software glitches in the Surface 2.0 software. Source: All About Microsoft ...

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Within 24 hours of Windows 8 Developer preview release, Josh Blake tried to install Windows 8 preview on first generation Surface from Microsoft. He did it successfully in less than 12 hours because Microsoft surface is actually based on Windows Vista, so a Windows machine in different form factor. Windows 8 worked fine on this table machine technically, but the UX won’t suit for Microsoft Surface. Here’s why from his blog, Does Immersive mode make the Surface shell obsolete? No way. It makes the Surface shell even more important. My initial impressions with actually using the Win8 immersive mode on Surface is that it really doesn’t work for a large, horizontal, multi-user form factor. For one, everything is oriented in one direction, and two, I need to reach too far to get to certain interface elements across the table. That’s the opposite of the ergonomic intent of the immersive mode, ...

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Microsoft announced the version 2 of the coffee table computer Microsoft Surface at CES. The new Surface will be jointly developed by Samsung and Microsoft. Microsoft Surface 2 SDK will be released this summer with all new Microsoft Surface Input Simulator. So developers don’t need a real surface device to write applications for it. It allows you to simulate different kinds of input, for example you can simulate fingers, tags and blobs on your monitor. Source: Surface Team Blog ...

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At MIX 11 Microsoft also showed of some new user-interface controls for the upcoming Surface 2.0 SDK.  Like most of Microsoft’s new properties, the user interface shows clear Metro design inspiration, acknowledged by Luis Cabrera, from the Surface team. The Metro UI also extends to the new “ElementMenu”, which consolidates menu items into a block of tiles, rather than the radial menu used previously. The new Surface 2.0 SDK will be available in summer of 2011. Read more at iStartedsomething.com here. ...

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