Microsoft Surface to arrive with Windows 8 on October 26th
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In its annual report, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft has confirmed that Surface tablets will become commercially available on October 26th along with the new Windows 8 operating system.
The Redmond, Washington-headquartered software corporation said: "The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012. At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices".
According to a report from CNET, the ARM-based Windows RT model will hit the stores first, followed by the Windows 8 Pro version, which is expected to go on sale 90 days after that.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that other manufacturers will be launching their Win 8 tablets on the same date including Lenovo (IdeaPad Yoga and ThinkPad Tablet 2), Asus (Transformer Book), Samsung and Acer.
You can find more information on Microsoft’s two upcoming tablets here.