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Microsoft Announces New 'Surface' Tablet

The new product was unveiled Monday afternoon in Hollywood.

The so-called Microsoft Mystery has been solved with the introduction of the new "Surface" tablet Monday.

As GeekWire reports, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer used the software company's history of hardware innovation to frame the announcement.

“Much like Windows 1.0 needed the mouse to complete the experience, we wanted to give Windows 8 its own companion hardware innovation. It’s something new, it’s something different, it’s a whole family of computing devices from Microsoft,” Ballmer said.

The device supports a full-sized USB port and is just 9.3 millimeters thick, according to a Microsoft news release. Additional details about Surface are available on the product's new website, Surface.com.

Complete coverage of the announcement can be found on GeekWire

Caitlin Moran June 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM
I just added a YouTube clip of Microsoft's new promo for Surface. Look for it under the photo gallery.

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