SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 19, 2012

This morning we're still riding the wave out after the impact of last night's Microsoft event. That event brought on not one, but two new tablets manufactured and set to be distributed by Microsoft, with the big news being that no 3rd party manufacturer would be handling the business. It's become apparent rather quickly that this is Microsoft's great iPad attack and that the kraken has been released, so to speak. Dive right in to our Microsoft Surface Tablet event wrap-up or head down the rabbit hole through our Microsoft Surface portal.

On the other end of the tech world is the release of Doom 3 BFG edition and the slumping of the Barnes & Noble NOOK, they now placing their hope in the GlowLight. You'll want to make sure you look to the skies in the next 30 years to make sure the massive AG5 asteroid doesn't strike your city, and while you wait, there's always the MacBook Pro Retina Display teardown to keep you company.

We've got a full review of the brand new nabi 2 kids tablet so you can get your Tegra 3 fix this morning also. That's right! It's a tablet made for youngsters that uses the massively powerful quad-core Tegra 3 SoC – wild!

Spotify has been released as a Radio app for free on iPhone and iPad – coming soon rather than immediately. The Flipboard app you know and love on Android has gotten a Google+ upgrade. Apple has locked down Liquidmetal for another two years, and Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone has reached pre-sales in the USA for AT&T and T-Mobile – but sold off-contract only.