Microsoft plans Sept 23 tablet computer event
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Microsoft on Monday sent out invitations to a Sept 23 event at which it is expected to unveil new Surface tablets to challenge iPads and Android devices dominating the market.
The event to be held in New York comes as the US technology giant struggles to remain relevant as Internet age lifestyles shift from traditional computers to smartphones and tablets.
Email invitations to the "Surface NYC event" revealed little more than time and place details displayed over a graphic image of a Surface tablet and matching keyboard.
Microsoft last month knocked US$100 (S$127) off the price of high-end versions of its Surface tablet, which is competing against Apple's iPad and devices that use Google's Android system.