Less than a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft has already officially announced that the new Windows 8/RT operating system will be released on October 26th. Today, the company has confirmed that its first hardware effort, the Microsoft Surface tablet will be also available in stores on the same day, October 26th. Microsoft first unveiled this .3 millimeter-thick magnesium slate on June 18th in Los Angeles, California.
In its annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft has revealed “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.”
Microsoft Surface comes with 10.6-inch display with full HD resolution, powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 processor (Windows RT) or Intel Core i5 CPU (Windows 8 Pro), 32GB, 64GB, 128GB of storage (Windows 8 Pro version), USB 3.0 port, microSD card slot and more. The tablet will be launched with two types of keyboards – the Touch Cover and the Type Cover.
There is yet no no word on when Windows Phone 8 OS will ship. Would you buy the new Microsoft Surface? We’ve to see how it’ll stack up against the mighty Apple iPad. Stay tuned for more details on the Surface as we get ’em.