Microsoft unveils Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface in Singapore
This afternoon, Microsoft unveiled the highly anticipated Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface in Singapore. With Microsoft Surface, businesses and companies can offer information and services in a more engaging way. The software giant also showcased some of the new features of the upcoming Windows Phone "Mango" update. VR-Zone brings you the coverage
Marc Hopstein, director for APAC Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft Singapore. said that about 93% of their customers are very satisfied with the Windows Phone 7, and about 90% are recommending the phone to friends and families.
"We have been building on the concept of smartphone for easier communicating, education and Internet that are important for consumers looking for Windows Phone. And Mango is taking applications and Internet, how people interact with each other to the next level. Communication today is not just about phone calls, emails or a short message; it's more of a proliferation of communications that go across social networks, blogging and other interactions with each other. Microsoft is summarizing the ways people interact with each other through people and groups of people, rather than going in and out of individual application. Communication has become people-centric," Hopstein said.
Microsoft showcased some of the new features of Windows Phone "Mango" which include Twitter, LinkedIn and Viadeo integration in the People Hub, and built-in barcode reader (above pic) that will show the link to the website or content almost immediately. According to the software giant, Nokia will launch their Windows Phone 7 with Mango in the Mango official release time frame – Q4 this calendar year. Also look out for Windows Phone 7 from other manufacturers including Fujitsu, Acer, Toshiba and ZTE.
Somanna Palacanda, director for Microsoft Surface, also introduced the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface which offers massive multi-touch, direct interaction, object recognition and supports multiple users. The SUR40 is the second-generation Microsoft Surface device and is scheduled to be official available in late September at US$8,600. It is a fully-embedded PC with a high definition display, targeting at various industries including retail, hospitality, auto-mobile, healthcare and financial.
Here's a short demo video on what the Microsoft Surface can do:-