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  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:16:57 PM
    Promo vid features first mouse in 83, MS branded keyboard in 94
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:17:19 PM
    Xbox, the mouse, Kinect, etc
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:17:25 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:17:35 PM
    Webcam designs are in the mix.
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:17:55 PM
    "Here's to the next 30 years"
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:18:27 PM
    Ballmer: Early reviews of mice were not very positive
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:18:28 PM
    Focusing on the mouse and its inception
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:18:53 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:18:56 PM
    Canadian customs quarantined first mouse at the border for four weeks "thinking it was alive."
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:19:03 PM
    Talking up the Xbox. Showing both Xbox and Kinect
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:19:07 PM
    Now up: the Xbox
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:19:18 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:19:31 PM
    Hmmm, lots of ecosystem talk
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:19:33 PM
    "We believe in the strength of that [PC] ecosystem."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:19:43 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:19:57 PM
    "...partnerships are essential to the future of Windows."
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:20:00 PM
    This is a huge buildup
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:20:19 PM
    Ballmer looks very relaxed though
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:20:42 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:20:44 PM
    IBC estimates more than 375 million Windows PCs will ship in 2013, says Ballmer
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:20:49 PM
    Ballmer talking up the synergy between hardware and software, saying there's a huge ramp up of PC builders.
  • AK 6/18/2012 11:21:08 PM
    @eric.franklin Having a billion dollars in the bank does that for ya lol
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:21:30 PM
    "we wanted to give Windows 8 its own hardware innovation. It's something new, something different, it's a whole new family of computing devices from MS."
  • LondonOnline 6/18/2012 11:21:39 PM
    This is going to be one of those..."do you remember where you were when MS launched the xxxxxxx" moments
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:21:42 PM
    Ballmer's not holding back here...
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:21:44 PM
    video playing now
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:21:50 PM
    Surface!!
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:21:51 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:21:59 PM
    It's a tablet!
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:22:06 PM
    Surface it is
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:22:07 PM
    Called Surface
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:22:17 PM
    Embodies the notion that hardware and software are pushing each other.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:22:34 PM
    Says Ballmer. Waiting for the Windows RT announcement...
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:22:39 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:22:43 PM
    Looks like a typical black tablet from here
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:23:03 PM
    demo coming up
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:23:20 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:23:38 PM
    a tablet that works and plays
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:23:55 PM
    9.3mm thin
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:23:55 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:23:59 PM
    9.3mm
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:24:12 PM
    edges beveled at 22 degrees
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:24:23 PM
    full USB 2.0, full magnesium case
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:24:42 PM
    1.5 lbs (675 grams)
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:24:49 PM
    looks very durable
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