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AT&T First to Introduce Microsoft Surface in Retail Stores

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AT&T and Microsoft Corp. today announced a collaborative alliance that will transform the way consumers shop for mobile devices. AT&T will become the first company in the world to bring Microsoft Surface to life in a retail environment, giving customers the ability to explore their mobile worlds using touch and device recognition technology. Microsoft Surface is the first commercially available surface computer from Microsoft. Beginning April 17, customers can experience Microsoft Surface in select AT&T retail locations, including stores in New York City, Atlanta, San Antonio and San Francisco. Based on the success and learning from these initial pilot deployments, plans for further expansion across AT&T’s 2,200 U.S. retail stores will be determined.

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its vista with a interface, with the multitouch idea taken from apple (who in turn stole it from fingerworks)
 
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imagine a blue screen on that :D
 
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Eh, Microsoft was the first with a "multi-touch" technology...
 
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Great! So they really DID bring this concept to market. Fantastic. I really think this will catch on, if at a reasonable price.

Soon office furniture (e.g. everyones desk) could become "live". Great comms system. Be onthe phone and have documents right there on the e-desk. Superb for reading PDFs etc. Just where do we put the keyboard+mouse now? LOL
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-touch

Multi-touch technology dates back to 1982 when the University of Toronto developed the first finger pressure multi-touch display. The same year Bell Labs and Murray Hill published what is believed to be the first paper discussing touch-screen based interfaces. In 1984 Bell Labs engineered a touch screen that could manipulate images. The same year Microsoft began research in the area. A significant breakthrough occurred in 1991 when Pierre Wells published a paper on his multi-touch “Digital Desk”, which supported multi-finger and pinching motions (these would later be critical to the development of modern products such as the iPhone).

Good enough for you? Its widely documented across the web.
 
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This technology looks awesome! It will prob be in most monitors by the end of the decade.
 
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Hey mrw, is that you in the picture? :D
 

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For the love of technology people its not a touch screen.
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-touch

Multi-touch technology dates back to 1982 when the University of Toronto developed the first finger pressure multi-touch display. The same year Bell Labs and Murray Hill published what is believed to be the first paper discussing touch-screen based interfaces. In 1984 Bell Labs engineered a touch screen that could manipulate images. The same year Microsoft began research in the area. A significant breakthrough occurred in 1991 when Pierre Wells published a paper on his multi-touch “Digital Desk”, which supported multi-finger and pinching motions (these would later be critical to the development of modern products such as the iPhone).

Good enough for you? Its widely documented across the web.
from wikipedia?? LOL! it aint accepted academically as a reference..why? cos any tom, dick and harry can make up their own shit. if you wanna represent your opinion then back it up with academic references.

i looked into this for my final year assignment in my degree, yes multi-touch dates back to the early 80's but then it was regarded as multiple touch, they managed to make screens support multiple, simultaneous inputs. What we see today is gestural communication, which you said was picked up and commented on in the early 90's but has been implemented now. check out the work of jefferson han, you will see where MS got their idea from.

and dont ever quote wikipedia again!


edit: check this out http://cs.nyu.edu/~jhan/
 
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from wikipedia?? LOL! it aint accepted academically as a reference..why? cos any tom, dick and harry can make up their own shit. if you wanna represent your opinion then back it up with academic references.

i looked into this for my final year assignment in my degree, yes multi-touch dates back to the early 80's but then it was regarded as multiple touch, they managed to make screens support multiple, simultaneous inputs. What we see today is gestural communication, which you said was picked up and commented on in the early 90's but has been implemented now. check out the work of jefferson han, you will see where MS got their idea from.

and dont ever quote wikipedia again!


edit: check this out http://cs.nyu.edu/~jhan/
Do you know how Wikipedia works? Theres a "council" that has to approve ANYTHING thats posted. The argument you are stating here is not what we originally argued about. You said Apple had it first, which is False. Please, stop trying to beat a dead horse about a moot point which no one cares.
 
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I actually just noticed the other day my textbook for my sociology book quotes wikipedia. I'd say its scholastic.
 
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Do you know how Wikipedia works? Theres a "council" that has to approve ANYTHING thats posted. The argument you are stating here is not what we originally argued about. You said Apple had it first, which is False. Please, stop trying to beat a dead horse about a moot point which no one cares.
thats bull, cos its known that even government officials tinker with whats written on wikipedia.
and secondly, READ what i wrote. i didnt say apple had it first, i said they took it from others that had worked on similar implementations. i havent stated that anybody had it first
 

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Haha, gotta admit, its kind of cool.
 
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when it comes out, i wonder how long till it gets wine'd for linux :D
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and dont ever quote wikipedia again!
LoL! Chill the F out, you baby. Just because the quote is from wikipedia, it's not automatically wrong. If you find a false item, change it... don't cry about it on an internet forum.