Microsoft came out with all guns blazing yesterday with the Surface tablet. Or did it?
The perceived success or failure of what was shown is obviously subjective, and comes down to whether or not you believe in what Microsoft is showing. Moreover, can Microsoft's strategy with the Surface -- and all Windows 8 tablets, for that matter -- succeed in not just being a No. 2 to the iPad, but in being a true iPad rival?
As a user of both the iPad and previous Windows tablets, I think it comes down to these key points.
The Surface event spent a large amount of time on the Touch Cover and Type Cover, innovative Smart Cover-like accessories that have a soft or physical keyboard and, in the case of the Type Cover, a trackpad bonded to one side. The iPad can support a ... [Read more]