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Microsoft Surface Pro said to arrive at the end of the month

Microsoft Surface Pro said to arrive at the end of the month

We heard in the past that Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro line of tablets would be releasing sometime in January, which created speculation that the new tablets might make an appearance at CES 2013 next week, even though Microsoft isn't attending this year. However, several sources say that the Surface Pro will be released later this month.

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Microsoft’s Surface RT hits Staples December 12

Microsoft’s Surface RT hits Staples December 12

We reported earlier this morning that Microsoft plans to make the Surface RT available via unannounced retailers, with the first round of devices appearing soon. Now we've received confirmation that Staples will be the first retailer to offer the Surface RT, with the device hitting shelves tomorrow. Prices will be the same as Microsoft's.

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Microsoft reportedly planning three new Surface tablets

Microsoft reportedly planning three new Surface tablets

Well, this is interesting: it turns out that Microsoft might be planning as many as three new Surface tablets for release next year. Hardly surprisingly, considering it's clear Microsoft wants Surface to become a household name like some of the other devices floating around out there, but it does seem that the rumor is getting to work on this one especially early. Apparently, these three new Surface tablets include follow ups to Surface RT and Surface Pro, along with a new device called Surface Book.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - we received some pretty big news this afternoon, so let's just jump in! Microsoft announced today that we'll be able snag a Surface Pro starting in January, with the 64GB model demanding $899 and the 128GB model going for $999. Apple launched iTunes 11 today, complete with a brand new user interface and iCloud at every turn, so get those updates going. We also heard that Google is looking to deliver information to you before you even search for it, which is pretty cool but also a little bit creepy.

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Microsoft Surface Pro arriving in January starting at $899

Microsoft Surface Pro arriving in January starting at $899

Ever since the Surface tablet was released from Microsoft, we've only been more and more curious about their upcoming Pro version. Finally, the Redmond-based company has released details about the upcoming tablet for power users, including pricing and availability. Starting in January, you'll be able to grab a Surface Pro starting at $899 for the 64GB version and $999 for the 128GB variant.

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Foxconn reportedly making Microsoft’s Surface phone

Foxconn reportedly making Microsoft’s Surface phone

With Windows Phone 8 getting so much attention around the Internet, it's only natural that rumors of a Microsoft-branded smartphone are beginning to pop up as well. We heard about a Microsoft smartphone earlier this month, but now the phone has crept its way back into headlines, with DigiTimes reporting that infamous manufacturer Foxconn will be making the new device. The phone will apparently be set to ship in mid-2013, so if it actually exists, it may not be much longer before we get official confirmation from Microsoft.

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Apple averaged 11 iPads sold per hour on Black Friday

Apple averaged 11 iPads sold per hour on Black Friday

Apple's Black Friday sale certainly didn't disappoint. The company ended up selling a lot of iPads, and while the company didn't release any specifics on sales numbers, a survey conducted by research firm Piper Jaffray concluded that Apple sold around 11 iPads per hour at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN, while Microsoft didn't move a single Surface tablet off their shelves.

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Surface RT gets performance boost from updates

Surface RT gets performance boost from updates

Microsoft pushed out a firmware update today (Patch Tuesday) for its hybrid laptop/tablet, the Surface RT. The update brings with it a variety of performance improvements, according to preliminary reports from users. There were a total of eight updates released for the device, four of which corrected some issues and improved performance, as well as a firmware update and some security-related downloads.

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Microsoft: Production efforts with Surface are modest, not our sales

Microsoft: Production efforts with Surface are modest, not our sales

Earlier today, we reported that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was quoted as saying that sales for the company's new Surface tablet were "modest," with the potential of sales picking up when the Surface Pro launches early next year. However, Microsoft says that he was actually referring to the ramping up of Surface production when he said "modest", not sales numbers.

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Microsoft Surface Touch Covers already experiencing issues

Microsoft Surface Touch Covers already experiencing issues

Microsoft's latest product, the Surface tablet running Windows RT, might be generating a lot of hype, but early adopters are already noticing some issues with the tablet and its accessories. Specifically, some users are witnessing the edges of the Touch Cover splitting to expose the wires just days after having begun using it.

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Microsoft Surface parody ad takes on the iPad

Microsoft Surface parody ad takes on the iPad

While Apple's many commercials can be considered "cute," if you will, some may say that they're still missing a little bit of pizzazz that would make them even more attention-getting. From the guys who brought you those funny Siri parody commercials, comes a new fake advertisement for the Microsoft Surface tablet.

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Microsoft Surface 32GB only has 16GB of usable storage

Microsoft Surface 32GB only has 16GB of usable storage

Microsoft unveiled a couple of Surface models last month, one with 32GB and the other with 64GB. Most people may think they'll be happy with the 32GB model, but because of bloatware and pre-installed software, the 32GB Surface actually only has 16GB of usable storage, while the 64GB has 45GB of usable storage.

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