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Microsoft Surface to arrive with Windows 8 on October 26th

The US-based software company has confirmed the release date of the Windows RT model; the more expensive Surface business tablet (with Win 8 Pro) will reportedly go on sale early next year

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.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-08- 2 (Update: 2012-08- 2)