Microsoft Launching Surface at Midnight Oct. 26 at ‘Pop-Up’ Holiday Stores

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Windows 8 InvitationMicrosoft’s previous, nonchalant confirmation in its annual report that its Surface tablet would be launching on October 26, the same day as Windows 8, has gotten a little more specific. According to a company spokesperson, the Windows 8 tablet will be available starting at 12:00 A.M. midnight on October 26.

Microsoft has recently begun sending out invites to members of the industry to come “celebrate Windows 8,” part of which includes a Surface Reception. In the wake of the invitations, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the Surface would launch at midnight following the introduction to Windows 8, at which point the company’s 32 “pop-up” Holiday Stores across the nation will open to sell the tablet. All other Microsoft Stores will also sell the Surface once they open on October 26.

No word yet on the exact pricing of the Microsoft Surface tablet, but the best the industry has had to go on so far are CEO Steve Ballmer’s comments that anywhere from $300 to roughly $700 or $800 is the “sweet spot” for pricing.

Source: The Verge



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