Is Apple planning to steal Microsoft’s spotlight?
The Redmond-based tech giant is scheduled for a historic launch of the Windows 8 and the Surface tablet-device on Friday but Apple is already set to announce tomorrow the iPad mini which could possibly take the attention away from Microsoft.
According to experts, Apple is set to introduced the smaller, and cheaper iPad tablet tomorrow. Some expect the new device to be priced below $500 and could go as low as $250. At half-the size of the original iPad, Apple is looking into biting the market share competitor Microsoft hopes to tap with its Surface tablet. Based on market research, devices, in particular tablet computers, priced around $300 do well in terms of sales.
On the other hand, software giant Microsoft, is spending over a billion dollars in what is billed as its “most important and historic” launch since the introduction of the Windows 95. The company is also launching the Surface tablet, priced between $559 to $789, which is equipped with 64GB worth of storage, a 10.6-inch screen which uses Microsoft’s ClearType HD display technology. It will also feature two-kinds of keyboards – the Type Cover with physical keys, and the pressure-sensitive Touch Cover – both of which connect to the Surface via magnetic strips.
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