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Microsoft Surface: First Thoughts

June 18, 2012 20:00:26.637

I've been watching this (the live stream from the MS announcement for Surface). First thoughts:

  • The case is nice, but not 10 minutes of steamy love affair nice
  • A stylus? Let me check the calendar... nope, not 1999
  • Metro. Let me gag. Repeatedly. That has to be the ugliest UI ever, and I'm including the first few versions of Squeak in that comparison....
  • No pricing at this time, or launch dates. I take these as bad signs - MS is back to VaportWare (tm)!

I don't think I'll be rushing out to replace my iPad. Having said that, if this comes out relatively soon, it could be the final nail for RIM - Windows Phones and Surface could take the professional space completely away from them.

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posted by James Robertson

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