Surface gets upgrades, new accessories

Microsoft unveils the second generation of the Surface tablets along with new keyboard covers and a docking station. Meanwhile, BlackBerry plans to go private, and Apple breaks sales records on iPhone weekend.

CNET Update skims the Surfaces:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn what's new with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 , arriving October 22.

- See how Microsoft improved the Surface keyboard covers , and get a look at the new docking station.

- Ponder the fate of BlackBerry as it plans to go private and sell itself for $4.7B, which is less money than what Apple made in iPhone sales this weekend.

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Apple iPhone 5S

The Bottom Line: With an identical design to its predecessor, and the same software you can now get on most iPhones, the iPhone 5S doesn't really offer enough to justify upgrading from the iPhone 5. If you're on older iPhones though -- or you're looking to take your first steps into Apple's world -- its astonishing power, excellent camera and fingerprint scanner make it a great option to consider. / Read full review

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