Microsoft Lowers Licensing Costs In Preparation for 7-Inch Windows Tablets

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Microsoft is said to be lowering its Windows licensing costs to OEM manufacturers in hopes of spurring new form factors for the tablet and computing space. The company has reportedly lowered costs for both Windows and Office in anticipation of new smaller form factor tablets and touch-enabled laptops that will hit the market later this […]

Verizon to Launch Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE on March 7? (Update: Official)

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After much waiting, the long awaited 4G LTE-enabled edition of Samsung’s S-Pen-enabled Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet may land on March 7 if rumors are to be believed. The network had announced that it will be offering the LTE edition of the slate for its network earlier in the year, but failed to give a specific […]

Samsung Confirms Full Tablet Experience for Galaxy Note 8.0

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There was a bit of uncertainty surrounding the Galaxy Note 8.0 announcement by Samsung at Mobile World Congress. It was unclear at the time if the diminutive tablet will run the tablet version of the Android operating system and support tablet-optimized apps, or if the 8-inch display will merely be another blown up display akin […]

Wacom Teases Pro-Grade Tablet For Summer Launch

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Wacom, makers of the digitizing technology that allows stylus and pen input on a broad range of devices ranging from Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet to Samsung’s Galaxy Note consumer range, has teased that it will release its own branded tablet product for a summer release. The announcement comes on the company’s Facebook account, noting that […]

If You’re an iTunes User, Don’t Buy Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet

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When the Surface Pro tablet was announced by Microsoft, I was excited. It would be the first non-Apple tablet that could handle all my iTunes content, including my large library of movies and TV shows that I had purchased, while still allowing me to access other digital ecosystems, like movies from Amazon, stream shows from […]

Nokia Music Debuts Ahead of Lumia Tab’s Release

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After much speculation about a Lumia-branded Windows tablet from Nokia, so far the company has not made any announcements about its tablet efforts but it has anounced its Nokia Music service will be coming to Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT platform. At Mobile World Congress, the Finnish smartphone-maker announced that its music mix service […]

HP’s Android Slate 7 Looks to Challenge Nexus 7 Pricing

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Being late to the mobile game after having abandon its webOS strategy, computer-maker Hewlett Packard is being smart about the pricing of its Slate 7 tablet, a device that now runs on Google’s Android operating system. Rather than sticking with Windows, like its previous Slate 500 and Slate  2 efforts, HP is making a bold […]

Nokia Rumored to Not Introduce Windows RT Tablet at MWC

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Despite persistent rumors that Nokia may be developing its own Windows tablet of some kind, the latest speculation now is that such an announcement–at least with Windows RT–will not be happening at Mobile World Congress next week. Though the Finnish smartphone giant has a press event at the industry show, chatter now is that the […]

Completely Redesigned iPad 5 Rumored for Q3 Release

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Rumors have been leaking like crazy about Apple’s second generation iPad mini, and now we have one more to add to the list about the iPad 5, or fifth generation full-sized iPad slate. According to the latest reports, Apple will completely redesign the iPad 5 and the tablet is slated to launch in the third […]

Will HTC Introduce an Ubuntu Tablet Today?

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Today is the day that HTC will be introducing the much rumored and talked about HTC One smartphone, and now there is new speculations that HTC may introduce a tablet based on Canonical’s Ubuntu OS for tablets at the same event. According to a photograph published by HTC in advanced of the unveiling event, the […]

Microsoft Hints at 7-Inch Windows Tablet

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Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference, Microsoft finance head Peter Klein told attendees that Microsoft is open on exploring Windows tablets with different sizes and form factors. This could mean that Windows 8 and Windows RT slates, like Microsoft’s own Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, could be released with a 7-inch display […]

It Will Take a Week for Microsoft to Replenish Surface Pro Stock

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It will take Microsoft a week to replenish stock of the higher end 128 GB Surface Windows 8 Pro to retail stores and partners. The tablet, which launched with 64 GB and 128 GB varieties last Saturday on February 9, won’t be restocked until this coming Saturday, giving Microsoft a week to produce more tablets […]

Microsoft Confirms Plans for More Surface Products in the Future

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Calling the launch of the Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet a success despite lukewarm professional reviews and criticisms of limited stock on launch day, Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to grow its Surface family. The Surface lineup debuted with the Surface RT tablet last fall, which ran a more limited edition of Windows […]

Why Microsoft’s Surface Pro Launch Is a Success

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The launch of Microsoft’s Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet over the weekend was marred by device shortages and long lines of customers, as if Microsoft hadn’t anticipated for the large demand of its much anticipated tablet after huge marketing dollars were spent leading up to the February 9 event. Though on the surface, the success […]

New Nexus 7 Tablet Will Use Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor

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According to Pacific Crest analyst Michael McConnell, Google is expected to eschew NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor from the current first generation Nexus 7 tablet in favor of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor for the second generation Nexus 7 slate. The Nexus 4 was among one of the first smartphones to utilize Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro […]

Elop: Nokia Open to Android Tablet Options

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Speaking candidly to reporters at the Australian Financial Review, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop had discussed his thoughts on the tablet market and how Nokia may approach the slate business after partnering with Microsoft for its Lumia smartphone range. The Nokia head says that he’s still exploring how his company can work with Microsoft to build […]

Wine to Bring Desktop Microsoft Office Suite to Android Tablets

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For those looking to be a little bit more productive on their Android tablets, there is good news in that Wine is coming to Android. This would allow native Windows apps that do not have a mobile counterpart yet–like Microsoft Office, for example–to operate on another operating system without even requiring a Windows license or […]

Surface Pro Demo Units Popping Up at Retail Stores

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Microsoft is preparing to launch its Surface Pro tablet, which runs Windows 8 Professional and Intel’s core processors, and demo units of the Windows slate has been seen at various retail locations. It’s unclear which retail locations are showcasing the demo units in advance of consumer availability of these slates on February 9. Engadget is […]

Rumored Galaxy Tab 3 Plus Tablet to Sport High-Res Nexus 10 Display

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A leaked Samsung tablet with the model number GT-P8200 has now appeared and the mystery slate is rumored to be called the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus when it gets unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of February. The announcement date is still uncertain, and for the most part a lot of the tablet’s […]