'Major' Microsoft announcement unveils 'Surface'

1:29 PM, Jun 18, 2012   |    comments
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LOS ANGELES -- Today at an event in Hollywood, Microsoft unveiled "Surface," personal computers built to be the ultimate stage for Windows.

Company executives showed two Windows tablets and accessories that feature significant advances in industrial design and attention to detail.

Surface is designed to seamlessly transition between consumption and creation, without compromise. It delivers the power of amazing software with Windows and the feel of premium hardware in one exciting experience.

Microsoft Corp.'s next operating system, Windows 8, is designed to run desktop, laptop and tablet computers, giving PC makers a better chance to compete with Apple Inc.'s iPad.

Windows 8 is expected to be released in September or October, in time for devices that ship for the holiday season.

Associated Press

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