Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced the continued rollout of its Windows Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, starting latter in March in different markets around the world.
Microsoft launched the Surface RT in the Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, United States, and United Kingdom, Feb. 14. The price of the Surface RT tablet with 32 GB is $499 in the United States. According to the software giant, the Surface RT, which runs the Microsoft RT and Internet Explorer 10 will be available in Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and Taiwan.
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will release its Surface Pro tablet in Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and United Kingdom over the next few months. The device is powered by Windows 8 and it has the capability to handle desktop applications.
Panos Pany, corporate vice president of Microsoft Surface said, “We are eager to see people and businesses in more countries get a chance to experience this new category of devices. Surface is the best of a tablet and a PC.”
According to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), the Surface tablet provides an extension of the Windows experience. It allows users to work, play, and connect with anybody who is important to their lives.
The software giant said the Surface tablets comes with an ultra light durable casing, integrated kick stand and cover that enables consumers to work on their devices anywhere. It is also equipped with a full-size USB port and Micro SDXC card slot for additional storage. The Surface tablets features a 16:9high definition wide screen for optimal viewing and sharing content easily.
In other words, the Surface RT is a tablet with some laptop capabilities while the Surface Pro is just like a Windows laptop integrated with the features found in a tablet.
According to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), “For the first time, customers can have a fully functional PC the looks, feels, and acts like a tablet. With Surface Pro, customers can do virtually everything they have ever done on a PC.”
The stock price of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are up by 0.25 percent to $27.88 per share as of this writing.