If you have not been living under the rock, you probably know that Microsoft unveiled their own Surface tablets running Windows 8 at a media event on Monday.
Though Microsoft hasn’t revealed some important information such as the battery life, pricing and availability nor has anyone managed to get their hands on one, we must admit that we were quite impressed with the new Surface tablets and cover-cum-keyboard accessories.
While their partners have been busy trying to mimic Apple and churning out copycat products, Microsoft has shown them the way by thinking out-of-the-box.
The event also highlighted how Microsoft has started taking pages from Apple’s playbook. If you’ve watched the video of the event, you might have noticed that it was quite similar to an Apple event (minus the minor goof ups). In fact, folks ReadWriteWeb have created a video, which compares Microsoft’s event to Apple’s unveiling of the iPad, which highlights the similarity.
We’ve been desperate for some competition for Apple’s iPad and based on what we’ve heard and seen so far, Microsoft could be a worthy competitor with its refreshing approach to tablets.