Microsoft Sets Surface Release Date
Services aside, Microsoft has confirmed that its new Surface tablets will arrive October 26 -- the same release date for Windows 8. “At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series
of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices," Microsoft divulged in its 10-K filing with the SEC. As CNet notes, “Microsoft has said before that Surface products ‘would be
available the same time that Windows 8’ was launched, but it's reassuring to see the date in writing.” Added Microsoft in its filing: “We expect to incur substantial marketing costs
in launching Window 8 and associated services and devices, which may reduce our operating margins."