Surface Pro launches February 9

Microsoft's full Windows 8 tablet arrives in two weeks, Verizon releases iPhone sales numbers, and Facewash scrubs the filth from your Facebook profile.

Tuesday's CNET Update is counting the converts:


Stories from today's tech news roundup:

- Microsoft announced that its Surface Pro tablet will hit stores Feb. 9. Unlike the Surface RT tablet, this Pro version will run any Windows program.

- A new report out says that Apple still holds the lead for U.S. smartphone sales, and that there are more people converting from Android to iOS.

- Verizon released iPhone sales data in its fourth quarter earnings report. Apple will release its earnings report Wednesday afternoon.

- AT&T announced it will spend $780 million to buy the U.S. carrier Alltel, which operates in six states. If approved by regulators, it would give AT&T more wireless spectrum to expand its 4G LTE network.

- A new application called Facewash scans your Facebook profile for profane language. It reviews all the comments, photo captions, links, status updates, group pages -- even things you've marked that you "liked" -- to help you tidy up your online image.

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