It looks like someone at Microsoft hit the wrong key because the company unexpectedly published a web page that showed the pricing of the Surface. It seems that Microsoft are trying to compete with the high end tablet makers as the the entry level tablet with 32GB of storage will cost $499. That is the same price as a third generation iPad but with only 16GB or an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ wth 4G LTE Wireless and the same 32GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 which comes with a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor and 2 GB RAM Memory, cost the same $499. There are also cheaper large screen Android tablets with SmartQ offering the dual-core T30, with 2GB of RAM and 10.1 inch – 1280 x 800 display for just $319.

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Shortly after Microsoft announced the Surface tablet last week, some pesky analysts have already begun spreading rumors that Microsoft might have also contracted a hardware manufacturer for creating a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, thus following the Google Nexus model. Yesterday, all those rumors were put to rest by Greg Sullivan,…