Microsoft Surface tablet will launch alongside Windows 8 on October 25

Microsoft will officially launch the Surface tablet alongside Windows 8 on October 25 at midnight in the US through a series of pop-up stores

 

No word has emerged on when we'll see Microsoft's debut tablet over this side of the pond, but eager US customers will have to queue up at one of the pop-up stores to be the first to get hold of Surface.

It's an interesting move from Microsoft. Although we've seen specs for the different Surface tablets - and had the Windows 8 Release Preview for a while now - we still have no idea on pricing or whether the device is actually any good to use.

Microsoft have allowed very few details about Surface to escape and so we still don't know what RAM the tablet will be packing or whether the battery life will be any good.

This year has already given us some excellent tablets, from the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to the Google Nexus 7 - and don't forget those iPad Mini rumours that, if proved, could seriously scupper Microsoft's plans.

With that in mind, a midnight launch could be a risky strategy. Although we've no doubt Microsoft are aiming to build up some inertia for the Windows Phone 8 launch on October 29, a mere four days later.

Are you a Microsoft fan? Would you attend a midnight launch for Surface? Let us know your thoughts below.

Via: The Register

Words: Bertan Budak

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