New iPad vs. Kindle Fire vs. Microsoft Surface
Surface: RT Runs a modified version of Microsoft Office. The device only uses apps written specifically for Windows RT
Surface: Pro Runs all Windows and Windows 8 programs and applications
Kindle Fire: The Amazon Appstore for Android, which would be available for the Kindle Fire, listed more than 17,000 applications.
iPad: Apple leads the market for mobile applications, with more than 500,000. More than 200,000 of those apps are custom-designed for the iPad.
Pictured: Apple chief executive Tim Cook discussing apps.