NVIDIA: Windows 8 Tablet to Run Windows Phone 7 Apps

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Despite Microsoft’s insistence in the past that the Windows Phone operating system, as its name implies, is reserved strictly for phones and that tablets are computers that requires Windows, NVIDIA’s outspoken CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spilled a major secret that the next-generation Windows 8 for tablets will be able to run apps made for Windows Phone […]

No MeeGo-Powered Nokia N9 for UK Customers Either

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Following news that Nokia would cancel all of its Symbian phones in the U.S. market and will not be introducing the Nokia N9 with the MeeGo operating system Stateside, we’re hearing news that Nokia UK will also be cancelling the N9’s launch across the Atlantic in the UK. News from the UK suggests that Nokia […]

Orange Switzerland Shows September 15 Launch Date for MeeGo Nokia N9

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It looks like September may shape up to be a pretty busy month. Along with back to school, the ninth month of the year may be host to the launch of new Windows Phone 7 hardware with the Mango software update, potentially the launch–or announcement–time for Apple’s iOS devices, and now also the consumer availability […]

Why the Mac Mini Will Be My Next Computer

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This morning Apple announced a collection of upgrades, including the Mac Mini. Like the new MacBook Air notebooks the Mac Mini got a big bump in power and s looks like a good choice for my next computer. As my colleague Kevin pointed out, the Mac Mini may not be a good choice for everyone, thanks to […]

Nokia Promises Years of Support for MeeGo-Powered N9

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In a Twitter message, Nokia is promising years of support and a number of software update for the company’s recently announced Nokia N9 smartphone, which is the first phone from Nokia to utilize the MeeGo operating system, which was developed as a partnership between Nokia and Intel. However, given that Nokia has since shied away […]

Intel Outlines Atom CPU Plans Through 2014 for Smartphones, Tablets

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In a push to stay competitive in the mobile market where smartphones and tablets are getting much of the attention, Intel is outlining its plans to reach that market with new Atom processors. On the smartphone space, to compete against the lower energy requirements of multi-core ARM processors found on today’s Android, Windows Phone 7, […]

MacBook Air Scarce at Best Buy Prior to Rumored Refresh

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Ahead of the rumored MacBook Air refresh that will give Apple’s ultra-portable notebooks Intel Sandy Bridge guts, the lightweight laptops are scarce at Best Buy. According to online reports at Electronista, the systems are said to be ‘not available for shipping; at Best Buy’s online portal, and retail stores are running low on stock. However, […]

Lenovo Readies Two Android Tablets, Windows Tablet for U.S. Launch

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Lenovo, the world’s fourth largest PC-maker, is gearing up to launch several tablet models this year that includes two Android slates for summer under its IdeaPad and ThinkPad brands in the U.S. market. The company had began to aggressively target the mobile market segment in its home market of China with its LePhone and LePad […]

Evolve III Tablet Aims for Windows 7, Android, Maemo Triple Play

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Shown at Computex, the Evolve III tablet is an ambitious hardware platform that’s built on an Intel Atom processor that can triple boot into Windows 7, Android, and Maemo. The tablet was shown before earlier this year, but now the company has placed a AUS$799 price tag on the device. The tablet features a 1.5 GHz […]

Windows 8 Tablets: Microsoft Hosts a Game of Musical Chairs, But Will Taiwan Be Left Standing Alone?

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As part of the company’s strategy to not only accelerate development of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, but also to ensure that everything works according to plan, Microsoft had implemented an Integrated Development Program consisting of PC and tablet-makers as well as chip companies. The Apple-like approach to restrictions to ensure a better, tightly […]

Acer Iconia M500 to Sport MeeGo OS, Intel Atom

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At Computex, Acer announced an Iconia Tab M500 tablet that will run on the MeeGo operating system, which was co-developed by Intel and Nokia, and will also sport the Intel Atom-based Moorestown processor. The device is similar in appearance to the Android-powered A500 tablet with a 10-inch display bearing a 1,280 X 800 resolution. The […]

Will Your Next Netbook Come with ARM Inside?

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Having conquered the smartphone market and emerging consumer tablet market with its reference chip designs, ARM is looking towards the mobile PC market for growth and the company’s ambitious goal is to have its chips inside half of all mobile PCs sold by 2015. ARM’s reference chip designs are found in many popular consumer products, […]

Acer to Introduce New Intel-Powered Android Honeycomb Tablet at Computex?

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While Asus is teasing its own phone-pad hybrid, rival Acer may be releasing an Intel Atom-based tablet running the Android Honeycomb platform at Computex next week. The tablet would bear a 10-inch form factor and would utilize Intel’s Oak Trail chips, which is based on the Atom processor line. Acer would be among the first […]

Microsoft: Intel’s Windows 8 Statements Were Wrong

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After Intel had released claims that there will be four different variations of the forthcoming desktop-class Windows 8 operating system for ARM devices, and that the apps on the ARM variants aren’t compatible with each other, Microsoft is saying that its traditional x86 partner is wrong, though the Redmond, Washington software giant did not give […]

Windows 8 on ARM Won’t Run Legacy Apps, Geared Towards Tablets

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At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, Microsoft had announced that it will be porting its Windows operating system to run on ARM chipsets, but the company’s largest chipmaker partner isn’t concerned about the prospect of Windows on ARM because Windows 8 can’t run legacy applications, crucial to businesses. According to Intel’s Renée James, Windows […]

Smartphones With ‘Intel Inside’ Coming 2012

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After announcing that Intel and its partners will be showing off tablets with Intel Atom-based processors at the Computex trade show at the end of this month, Intel has also announced that smartphones running the company’s chips may appear as soon as 2012. CEO Paul Otellini denies rumors that the company may once again turn […]

Intel: 10 New Tablets Running Intel Chips Coming to Computex

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Intel is promising that 10 new tablets will be arriving and debuting at the Computex trade show in Taiwan later this year that will run on its Atom-based chips in the latest battle against ARM in the mobile space. The move will see placement of Oak Trail processors, which is built on the Atom platform, […]

Lenovo LePad to Launch as IdeaPad Tablet K1?

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We had last glimpsed the Lenovo LePad tablet at CES where the device came with a unique U1 dock that turns the Android Honeycomb tablet into a Windows 7, Intel Core i5-powered laptop, and now there is speculation that the LePad will launch outside of China under Lenovo’s consumer-centric IdeaPad moniker as the IdeaPad Tablet […]