We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

Oprah tweet praises Microsoft's Surface tablet ... from her iPad

Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter yesterday to endorse one of what she calls her favorite things, the Microsoft Surface tablet. The kicker? She made the post from her iPad.

IN PHOTOS: First look: Windows 8 Surface RT

HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Top tech turkeys of 2012

Surface is Microsoft's answer to the popular Apple family of iPads and the reviews of the device have been mixed so far. But Winfrey seems to like Microsoft's newest device. In her tweet on Sunday evening, the television personality says she not only loves the new Surface, but that's she's bought 12 of them as Christmas gifts.

Later a fan responded to Winfrey asking, "I have an iPad now, have been checking out the Surface... which is better?" Winfrey tweeted back, "keyboard easier for me on Surface #FavoriteThings," which she also sent using her iPad, according to the Twitter app for iPhone, which displays what type of device a tweet is sent from.

MORE CELEBRITIES IN TECH: Best and worst celebrity technology moments of 2011

Microsoft has been in the celebrity news recently, both for unsolicited promotions like what Winfrey gave the company, as well as by hiring celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Jessica Alba to promote the company's newest Windows 8 Phone.

Network World staff writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing and social collaboration. He can be reached at [email protected] and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.

Read more about data center in Network World's Data Center section.


IDG UK Sites

Best Black Friday 2014 tech deals: Get bargains on smartphones, tablets, laptops and more

IDG UK Sites

Tomorrow's World today (or next year)

IDG UK Sites

See how Trunk's animated ad helped Ade Edmondson plug The Car Buying Service

IDG UK Sites

Yosemite tips: Complete Guide to OS X Yosemite