Microsoft just announced a new tablet called “Surface” (read an in-depth review here) that will clearly be a game changer in the tablet market.  The Pro version answers my concerns about using tablets in the classroom.  Watch for a lot of strong competition from other vendors in the Windows 8 market.  Also, be prepared for a lot of speculation about this product as there are still features that have not been announced – add to that thousands of pundits that want to predict exactly how successful it will be compared to the iPad…

Here is the full product announcement form Microsoft.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jozTK-MqEXQ]

…and a promo video.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpzu3HM2CIo]

Let the fun begin!