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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Microsoft unveils Surface

Words that sum up my thoughts on the June 18, 2012 announcement from Microsoft of the new Surface tablets that will run various flavors of Windows 8:  Wow.  Game-changer.  Stunning.  Exciting. 

Will I get one?  Not in the foreseeable future, which is 99% a financial decision.  Would I like one?  Yes, it would be fun to compare a Surface tablet with an iPad 2. :)  I think the biggest chicane to widespread adoption is the traditional one - applications.  Without compelling apps, people won't buy it.  That's been the key, IMHO, to Apple's success with the iPod and iPad - Apps, lots of apps, and lots of high-quality apps.  Hey, here's a sure-fire way to kick-start sales - have PopCap announce a Plants vs. Zombies sequel that will be exclusive to the Surface tablets for the first 12 months. :D

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