Microsoft Surface

Posted by Charmed
Charmed
is here to answer your questions about MyDL!
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, 19 June 2012
in Digital Blogs
Microsoft held a press conference around midnight local time last night and I wasn't prepared to stay up that late so I read about their new tablets this morning.
Surface-2

It's quite a big step for them, creating their own hardware (apart from the very successful Xbox line). I think, although late to the tablet market, better late than never.

I'm quite excited about their tablets, especially after playing with the Nokia Lumia 800 (Windows Phone). I was impressed with the Metro interface and can't wait to see what it's like on a tablet. My experience on the Lumia 800 was so good that I almost didn't want to go back to iPhone.

It's about time we have more than just iPad and Android offerings. The PlayBook doesn't even deserve a mention because BlackBerry themselves have written it off. 

So, what's so special about the tablet? For one, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky (president of Windows division) calls it "a tablet that’s a great PC – a PC that’s a great tablet."


Let's hope it arrives in the loal market close to when it arrives in the States.


Tags: Untagged

Comments

redsaid
redsaid
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur
User is currently offline
redsaid Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Scratching the Surface

Yes, at first glance, the Surface certainly looks impressive, doesn't it? Now that you mention the Lumia: I met an app developer over the weekend (his company develops apps across all platforms), and he told me that the Lumia is his favourite phone by far. He says whenever he shows it to all his iPhone-toting friends and shows them everything it is able to do, they are so impressed that they want to switch immediately! Do you agree, Ms iPhone? :)

Charmed
Charmed
is here to answer your questions about MyDL!
User is currently offline
Charmed Tuesday, 19 June 2012

reply

My reply to you is at the bottom :p I forgot to use the reply button earlier.

riiaan
riiaan
riiaan has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
riiaan Tuesday, 19 June 2012

My Nokia

I am getting my Nokia Lumia tomorrow. I can't wait for it.
I want to see what the Xbox intergration is like.

Charmed
Charmed
is here to answer your questions about MyDL!
User is currently offline
Charmed Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Nokia Lumia

Riaan - which one? 900? I'm going to the launch this evening :D

riiaan
riiaan
riiaan has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
riiaan Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Lumia 800

Nope. I am getting the smaller one, the Lumia 800. It comes with my contract upgrade.

How was the launch? Anything exciting?

Charmed
Charmed
is here to answer your questions about MyDL!
User is currently offline
Charmed Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Lumia 900

It was cool, they put on a Dark Knight Rises themed show. Location was nice, very underground feel.

I should be getting the Lumia 900 to review tomorrow!:)

riiaan
riiaan
riiaan has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
riiaan Thursday, 21 June 2012

I will keep an eye open...

... for the review :)

Charmed
Charmed
is here to answer your questions about MyDL!
User is currently offline
Charmed Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Windows Phone

Like I said, I was very impressed with it :) It could easily become my second phone :p

But he should get ahead and start offering big companies an opportunity to start creating apps for Surface.

OS GIKEN
OS GIKEN
its the WEEEEEEEKEEEEEND BABY !
User is currently offline
OS GIKEN Wednesday, 20 June 2012

integration is key!

As long as it can interact with many other non-iPad devices I'll be happy. That's the biggest gripe I have with my iPad.

Its stupid frustrating that I can't bluetooth simple stuff from my BB to my iPad, I can'tjust connect to my PC and transfer files, I have to do it through that crap program I don't even want to mention.

Charmed
Charmed
is here to answer your questions about MyDL!
User is currently offline
Charmed Wednesday, 20 June 2012

easier way

There is a much simple answer to that! Use Dropbox :) It's a cross platform file sharing/syncing app. So if you stick a file in your Dropbox app from iPad, it will sync IMMEDIATELY on all other connected devices! When I forget my phone cable it's handy to dump stuff into it and I see it syncing on Mac. Use my referral to sign up please (so I get 500MB credit). You get 2GB free to begin.

http://db.tt/eV15h71j

Once you sign up and if you want to earn more space, just share your referral link with your friends.

Charmed
Charmed
is here to answer your questions about MyDL!
User is currently offline
Charmed Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Dropbox

and by cross platform I mean Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, BlackBerry, iOS!

Please login first in order for you to submit comments