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Microsoft has just announced that it’s Surface tablet will be launching in 13 new countries in coming weeks. These new countries are Finland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This expansion more than doubles the number of countries Surface is available now. Bringing Surface to new countries is a clear statement from Microsoft saying that they are serious about their product.
Microsoft also announced three new Touch Covers and they will launch on February 9th, alongside with 64GB model that will be sold without cover for $599. These new Touch covers include a red version with a snake to symbolize Chinese new year, a blue version with skulls, and a pink cover with flowers. New Touch Covers will be sold only a short time only at retail locations and online. Price for one is $129.99.
Apple is selling iPhone 5 successfully, but it now seems that the iPhone’s are too popular to be cool, according to report from Forbes. Forbes, also tells on same report that teens don’t want to see same device as they are using in hands of their parents, dentists or coffee baristas’s. Teens want latest, greatest phones that speaks to their generation. So what are now cool devices that teens want to use? Apparently Samsung Galaxy S3 and Microsoft Surface are both in, all teens should use these devices instead of Apple’s. It’s also believed that one reason is that Android devices are less expensive than Apple’s, which makes it more likely that parents are willing to buy new one for the teens, instead of handing them expensive iPhone.
There’s no easy jailbreak for your Microsoft Surface tablet, allowing you to run unsigned ARM apps in Windows RT. Previously only very technically-savy users would be able to use the hack, but now released hack does the most of the hard work and let’s user enjoy the unsigned ARM apps. It’s still unclear that does Microsoft want to issue the patch, as the Microsoft Surface homebrew community is starting to grow, and this patch could interfere that growth, which could be devastating to the community and to the Company itself.You can download and read more of the hack from the via link after the break.
Microsoft has confirmed pricing of Surface with Windows 8 Pro. Variety of Surface tablets were introduced back in June, but those tablets runs Windows RT, and it was still unknown when Microsoft will be launching Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro and with what price. Now Microsoft announced that Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro starts at $899 for 64GB model and $999 for 128GB model. Both tablets will be available in January, but there’s no word about the pre-orders yet.
The device itself looks similar as Surface RT, with “VaporMg” casing and built-in kickstand. Surface with Windows 8 Pro also packs 10.6-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Biggest difference to Surface RT is that Pro version has screen resolution of 1,920-by-1080(1,366-by-768 in RT model). There’s also Core i5 CPU and mini display port that can output a 2,560-by-1,440 resolution and full size USB 3.0 port.
Microsoft has just published new Surface tablet commercial in company’s YouTube channel. New commercial lasts 31 seconds and it showcases Surface’s unique features, including TouchCover, built-in kickstand, USB support, and apps like Netflix, Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Microsoft’s Office. You can check out the video from below.
Source: Microsoft’s YouTube Channel
Oprah hasn’t been hiding her feelings toward Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Earlier this month Oprah tweeted that Surface is one her favorite things. This morning, Oprah tweeted again her love towards Surface tablet, telling that she’s bought 12 of them already, but still she uses Twitter for iPad app to do so.
Oprah have prepared list of her 48 favorite things, and Surface tablet is in that list, along side with Beats by Dre powerbeats and many other tech gadgets. I think that Oprah don’t know very well that there’s also some Twitter apps for Windows RT tablet, such as Tweetro, Rowl and Metro Tweet. Twitter has also promised that it will launch it’s own app in coming weeks or months.
Seems that Oprah tweets love for Surface by using it’s competitors device, but yeah we all do that, right? Not really i guess.
Microsoft Surface has been available for few weeks now, and users have started to notice some issues with it’s Touch Cover. Several threads in Microsoft’s support forums complains that Surface tablet is randomly muting, and also problems with audio stuttering. According to report from The Guardian, there’s also widespread of hardware issues with Touch Cover. Multiple users have been complaining issues that Touch Cover edge is fraying, and revealing the wiring of the cover. Microsoft is also now giving Touch Covers free of charge for those who affected.
WPCentral has found that Swedish website is taking pre-orders for Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Price in that website for 32Gb model was 6990krona, which is roughly $1000. Microsoft hasn’t released any information for pricing the Surface tablets yet, and they know that they wouldn’t charge so much for the tablet. Hopefully we see a little cheaper tablet on markets, you can now purchase 32Gb iPad for 479£ or 3G variant for 579£, it wouldn’t be easy to compete with Apple for those prices.