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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Microsoft Surface tablet 'wifi only'

Surface, Microsoft's tablet computer, is expected to launch this October with a shorter battery life than its rival, Apple's iPad, and will be wifi-only at first, according to reports.

 The tablet computer, announced earlier this week by the technology giant’s chief executive Steve Ballmer, is expected to go on sale without any connection to mobile phone networks as a cost-saving move.

Bloomberg cites two sources “familiar with the matter” who provided the insight, but refused to be named because the specifications of the highly-anticipated iPad rival have yet to be made public.
Ben Barjarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, a US technology consulting firm, told Bloomberg that the decision to launch with a wifi-only model could be to ensure costs are low – but in doing that – Microsoft could restrict how widely the device could be used.

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