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Microsoft Surface in a ballot machine avatar

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The newly launched Microsoft Surface tablet is already being used as a balloting device for state and national elections at a precinct in Virginia. It is a remarkable display of faith in a just-launched technology by the Issaquah-based firm Democracy Live, which works with various states to deliver electronic ballots and voter information.

Xbox Surface Windows gaming 7-inch tablet to be launched before Xbox 720, report says

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The iPad mini is currently the latest important budget tablet that hit stores this year – although budget in this case still means that Apple is turning a profit on iPad mini sale compared to its rivals – after the Nexus 7 and the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD families. But it looks like we’re not done seeing new creations from top companies interested in the ever-growing mobile ecosystem.

Microsoft planning more hardware as it attempts to catch up with Android

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In the good old days, Microsoft did software and everyone else made the hardware, even on the Macintosh platform Apple made the hardware and Microsoft added Office etc. But those days are gone. Today, any serious contender in the post-PC era designs the hardware and the software. Apple do it, Google do it, Amazon do it and now, with the advent of the Surface tablet and Windows 8, Microsoft do it. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, has told the BBC that the Redmond company won’t stop at the Surface and that it has other hardware plans.

Microsoft Surface pre-orders sold out, Bill Gates sits down to talk about the device

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A couple days ago, Microsoft’s base-level Surface (32GB version without Touch Cover keyboard) completely sold out in 24 hours. While that was an impressive feat, it now seems that the 32GB and 64GB versions, both including the Touch Cover keyboard and thus more expensive, have also sold out. This means that you can no longer pre-order a Surface, no matter how badly you want one.

Microsoft Surface phone could stimulate Windows Phone ecomony, says Nokia CEO

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Despite efforts from Microsoft and Nokia, Windows Phone has yet to really have much impact in the market. With the Microsoft Surface tablet causing a fair amount of buzz, many rumors suggest Microsoft could release their own Surface phone as well. Now Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has stepped up and said that he would welcome the idea of Microsoft having its own smartphone. The executive says it could promote and expand the Windows Phone ecosystem.