Microsoft has announced that the Tablet PC Surface will be released to the market on Friday, October 26, along with Windows 8.
In the official report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Redmond company wrote:
"The next version of our OS, Windows 8 will be available to the public October 26, 2012. At this time we start selling Surface, developed and produced a series of Microsoft hardware. "
Previously it was assumed that the plates Microsoft debuts at the same time as Windows 8, but it is now clear date is confirmed. It is worth noting that this is only an ARM-version of "pills" that are running Windows RT. Surface Pro with Intel chips and Windows platform 8 will be released three months later.
It is noteworthy that in the Microsoft talks about the success factors of the new OS:
"In autumn 2012 we are running Windows 8 ... Its success depends on several factors, including the extent of users who take the new interface and functionality, successful co-ordination with our OEM-partners in the launch of the various functions of the OS using hardware solutions, as well as attracting a sufficient number of developers to create a competitive array of high-quality applications. We expect to incur marketing costs in the solid start Windows 8, related services and devices that can reduce the performance of our operating return on sales. "
The last word of a possible decrease in performance of the operating return on sales analysts on Wall Street embraced with caution. If the "eight" is not waiting for success, it may settle the new doubts about the viability of Microsoft in the era of the iPad and Android.