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Microsoft Surfaces

Microsoft took the wraps off it's answer to the iPad yesterday at an event in downtown LA. Taking the Microsoft Surface name that most consumers aren't familiar with and re-branding it for their home grown tablet offering. (PS: The old Microsoft Surface, the big table, has been renamed, PixelSense) While some may argue that Microsoft is coming out with two little two late to combat the iPad, I don't think this can be written off as another would be competitor who like most of the Android's out there have failed to even come close to touching what Apple has in the iPad.

The Surface represents the first time Microsoft has directly competed against it's own hardware partners. In some ways this marks a shift for Microsoft. They realized with Windows Phone that they needed to control their own destiny and not leave it up to their partners to produce products that were compelling, they had to guide them along the way. With Surface, Microsoft isn't just guiding other …