Microsoft tips October 26th as the Surface tablet and Windows 8 release date

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Coming as what we believe to be follow-up confirmation, Microsoft has stated that the Windows RT version of the Surface tablet will go on sale along side Windows 8 on October 26th. This latest date was discovered in an SEC filing by the folks over at CNET.

“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,”

Otherwise, aside from the release date of the Windows RT tablet, the Windows 8 Pro model is expected to debut 90 days after. In other words, those waiting for that model should begin looking sometime around the end of the year.

Of course, release dates aside, the one big unknown here is the pricing. Sure, the Surface tablets look nice enough, but as we have seen with other tablets over the past months (and years) — that will make or break a device.

Via [CNET]

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