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In my opinion, they need start with number 3 --  making some basic user interface adjustments first (per my earlier post). All the other stuff is great, but not without the basics that make things easy and joyful to use (which right now suffers greatly). 
The more channels that are added, the more obvious it becomes that the Apple TV interface needs an overhaul. Right now, it's a complete mess from a user experience perspective.   Even the top row icons could use some changes. As an example, you have Movies, TV, Music, etc. across the top. When you go into Movies or TV, you should at least see both your Apple purchases to stream and anything stored on your computer to access locally through your network (you shouldn't...
The more I look at this, the more I like it. Something I didn't see mentioned in the article is that this band includes Cortana voice functionality (but unfortunately only if you have a Windows Phone). If you could use voice with it connected to the iPhone (e.g., to set reminders, do quick replies, etc.) that would be great.
Most of the photos on Microsoft's site show it worn with the screen under your wrist -- when worn that way it's a more natural position/orientation for viewing. You turn your hand over (palm up) to view the screen -- rather than viewing like a traditional watch with your arm bent.
 As it stands right now there are so many very basic features missing from Pages it doesn't have any chance of replacing Word anytime soon.   We'll see what happens over time, but in it's current state there is just no comparison at all and no way it could be substituted for how most people use Word for work. At home, on the other hand, my daughter loves Pages for how easy it is to use to create documents - but she only needs the very basics for what she is using it for. 
 I wouldn't count Microsoft out just yet ... was just at Best Buy and noticed how many more people were trying to get a look at the new Surface tablets (with several purchases happening as I stood there), while the new iPad Air had only one or two people looking the entire time. I am also seeing many more very positive posts on the web about the Surface. Whatever Microsoft has been doing lately to get the word out seems like it may be starting to work for them. It will be...
Maybe you're right - but I will say that I thought the same thing until I actually had these things available in a tablet. USB ... super easy to quickly pop-in a thumb drive and pull up a bunch of movies to playback directly (no transferring of files to deal with, no worries about not having enough space or a connection to stream, I can keep several drives with me - loaded with things for the kids and for me, etc.) MicroSD ... After continually juggling files on the iPad...
After using a Surface, I will not come back to an iPad until Apple adds some key features that I have come to enjoy:   USB port and microSD slot - makes added storage and file access super easy.  Touch cover - adds functionality and works great, doubles as a cover for the screen, folds around back when you want a pure tablet experience, and is super slim so doesn't add much bulk.  Multiple user accounts - anyone in the household can pick it up and have it tailored to...
Actually, the third thing that you mention would be special is already implemented in the Surface cover (at least if I am understanding you correctly).  The Surface touch cover folds around the back so you can use the Surface in "tablet" mode -- and when folded around the back in this way the keyboard is disabled so no keys are pressed, etc. Because it is so thin, it works really nicely without adding a lot of bulk (still feels like a tablet - unlike a lot of other...
Have you actually tried using a Surface on your lap? I have with the touch cover and kickstand, and it works great. I have both an iPad and a Surface RT, and I actually prefer using the Surface on my lap with the kickstand/keyboard over the iPad (particularly when I need to do more than just browse the web or play a game - i.e., when I need to do more typing). It works surprisingly well - way better than using an iPad with your thumbs or trying to balance it on your legs...
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