Times of Oman2
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Microsoft unveils new Surface tablets
September 23, 2013 , 8 : 01 pm GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
Microsoft's Surface 2 is seen during the launch of their Surface 2 tablets in New York September 23, 2013. Photo - Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
Microsoft unveiled two new versions of its Surface tablet Monday, aiming to ramp up its efforts in mobile computing after a failed launch a year ago.
The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 have "significant updates, including improvements to processing power and battery life," Microsoft said in a statement as it unveiled the devices at a New York event.
The changes represent "the revamp we need," said Microsoft vice president Panos Panay as he showed the new tablets to news media.
The launch is Microsoft's second stab at the growing tablet market after the Surface released last year failed to make a dent in a market dominated by Apple's iPad and various devices using the Google Android operating system.
Panos said the new device includes Microsoft's revamped Windows 8.1 system, the popular Outlook program and a whopping 100,000 applications, up from the 10,000 in the previous version.
The Surface 2 will start at $449 and the Surface Pro 2 at $899 for US customers. It will be sold initially in 22 markets, with pre-orders starting Tuesday.
Rate this Article
Rates : 0, Average : 0
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
Weibo valued at $3.46 billion after bottom-end IPO pricing
The fall of the tech giants: What if Facebook collapses?
Heartbleed bug may hit millions of Android-powered smartphones
U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug
Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Admiral Robin K. Dhowan elected navy chief after deadly submarine fire
Real Madrid beats Barcelona by 2-1 in the Copa Del’ Rey (Kings Cup) final
Times News Service
Australia sees new search phase if mini-sub fails to find MH370
'Shouldn't we move?' Ferry evacuation under scrutiny
Theft cases decline in Muscat: Royal Oman Police
Times News Service
More in News
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Italian violinist strikes a chord with street children
Tips for writing a good article
How to choose your writing form and communicate your creative thoughts
Natasja Engholm - Special to Times of Oman
More in Features
Turkey must take the lead role to end conflict in Syria
Attempts to remake Eden are dangerous
Efforts on to wash off Japan’s war crimes
Middle East, Muslim world losing battle of hearts, minds
Aijaz Zaka Syed
Blue is the new green
Yasser Al Saleh
More in Columns
Get Top news by E-mail.
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial