Microsoft has had a big week. On Monday, it revealed the Surface tablet, a Windows 8 device that the company will manufacture itself. On Wednesday, Microsoft showed off the core features of Windows Phone 8, a significant leap forward for the platform that should boost its appeal to consumers, businesses, and developers alike. Both announcements enjoyed a warm welcome and demonstrated that Microsoft clearly has a long-term strategy in play that will coalesce in the coming months.
Microsoft has already shown off tablets running Windows 8. It did that back in February, when it first revealed Windows 8. What makes the Surface different is that Microsoft--traditionally a software company--will step into the device-making business in order to help make the Surface a success.
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