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Tech Today: Microsoft Surface & Windows Phone 8 rumours emerge, Google TV to hit UK soon, RIM to split?

Microsoft seemed hell-bent on grabbing the lion's share of tech headlines last week by hitting us with a double-whammy of big announcements. But rather than satiate our news appetites, such announcements serve only to intensify the rumour mill and the start of this week has been no different. First, we have the Windows 8-based Surface tablet, and after little was revealed in the way of pricing and battery life last week, speculation over these details and more has started to emerge. Follow the link to see what we can expect from Surface devices.

Hot on the heels of Microsoft's tablet revelation came the official unveiling of Windows Phone 8, and not content with dishing out the swanky new OS to other manufacturers, it seems Microsoft may well develop its own handset for the platform. Could such a move add weight to the OS and help the Windows Phone 8 brand compete with the iPhone and Android phones of this world? You tell us.

Another case of a tech-giant creeping into previously unchartered territory can be found with Google, and more specifically, Google TV. The foray into television hasn't been a total success for the company thus far, but a partnership with Sony that sees a Google TV arrive in the UK for the first time next month could well provide the catalyst the product needs - if us Brits approve.

Moving elsewhere, mobile data guzzlers will certainly have their heads turned by the news that Virgin Media is launching its first unlimited data tariff with a deal that undercuts the equivalent contracts offered by T-Mobile and Three. Take a look to see if the new Premiere tariff could be your next phone contract...

RIM has been the subject of one sorry headline after another of late, and reports now suggest the financially-stricken firm may be gearing up for a strategic split into two separate businesses. The move would divide RIM's mobile phone arm from its messaging arm - but will it be enough to save the struggling Canadians? And are these incessant stories relating to its financial gloom putting you off the once eagerly-anticipated Blackberry 10 release? Let us know your thoughts.