Microsoft’s Gates Claims Many iPad Users Are Frustrated

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According to Microsoft’s Bill Gates, many of the users who are trying to use the iPad, and tablets like it, are “frustrated.” The former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft laid out the company’s case for its current tablet strategy this morning with CNBC, according to Business Insider. After declaring that it would get harder […]

Microsoft Prepping $400 Surface Tablet With 7.5-Inch Display

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A new round of rumors suggest that Microsoft may be working on a Surface tablet with a 7.5-inch display and a $400 price tag that would launch in early 2014. The device would be positioned in the same market segment as a 7.9-inch Apple iPad mini, which costs $329 for the base model, as well […]

Microsoft May Debut Second-Generation Surface At Build

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Microsoft may debut its second generation Surface tablet at its Build conference on June 26 if the latest speculations are accurate. DigiTimes cites “sources from the upstream supply chain” that say component suppliers already shipped components for 1 to 1.5 million Intel-based devices. The second generation Surface may only include 7- and 9-inch devices according to the […]

Microsoft Shipped 900,000 Surface Tablets, Claims IDC

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According to statistics compiled by market research firm IDC, Microsoft shipped 900,000 of its Surface Family of tablets. The numbers, which were announced today, depict a Microsoft that is slowly beginning to gain market share in the tablet space after years of neglecting the form factor in favor of traditional laptops and desktops. IDC’s report […]

Microsoft Xbox Team Allegedly Working on Smartwatch

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The Xbox team at Microsoft is reportedly working an a smartwatch that uses a connector like the Surface to charge and transfer data. The Verge reports that Microsoft’s rumored smartwatch is in fact a product of the Xbox team, which may mean the device will communicate with the company’s home video game consoles. Early plans […]

Windows Phone Exec Confirms No Surface Phone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone exec Terry Myerson spoke at All Things D‘s conference and once again clarified that his company will not enter the phone hardware space in releasing a Surface Phone. Microsoft had previously denied reports that it would manufacture a Surface phone after the company had entered the PC space with its hybrid Surface RT and […]

Microsoft Plans for Windows Phone Phablets in Future Major OS Update

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We’ve reported recently that 1080p full HD resolution displays will be coming to the next major Windows Phone OS update, also known as GDR3, and now we are hearing that the same update may allow manufacturers to create larger Windows Phone devices. The latest software tweaks will enable Microsoft and its OEM hardware partners to […]

7-Inch Microsoft Surface Rumored for Production Later This Year

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Rumors of a shrunken down Microsoft Surface tablet to compete against Apple’s iPad mini and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 are once again, no pun intended, surfacing on the Internet. According to a report on the Wall Street Journal, the Surface-maker is planning a new lineup of tablets that will go into production later this year, and […]

The Problem with Microsoft: It Doesn’t Have the Face of a Star

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Microsoft did a fantastic engineering job with the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets–early media reviews have called the design a handsome job with sturdy build quality thanks to its VaporMG construction. The slates come with an assuring click when the kickstand is propped out or the keyboard cover is snapped into place and a […]

Microsoft Won’t Make A Surface Windows Phone

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Despite rumors to the contrary, Microsoft won’t make a Surface Windows Phone as it has enough input in Nokia’s Lumia phones already. Speaking to Pocket-Lint Microsoft senior marketing manager Casey McGee said that Microsoft enjoys “having the variety” of Windows Phones that it currently does. McGee doesn’t see a need for a Surface phone because […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skulls of The Shogun Comes To Windows Phone, Windows 8 & Xbox 360

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Skulls of The Shogun is a new strategy game from 17 Bit that will work across all Microsoft-branded devices. The new strategy game is now available on Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Surface and the Xbox 360, and players can play the same game across every platform. As one of the first Xbox games to […]

Surface Pro: Why You Should Avoid the 64 GB Model

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Microsoft had announced earlier this month that the Surface Pro tablet–the Windows 8 Professional loaded version of the Intel-powered slate–will be available in 64 GB or 128 GB flavors starting on February 9th with the price differential between the two models being $100. With the 64 GB model retailing for $899 and the 128 GB […]

Microsoft Already Working on Surface Successors

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Even with many questioning the market share of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet and the device’s success in defining Microsoft’s tablet strategy, it looks like the Windows-maker is already planning successors in the form of the Surface 2, the Surface Pro 2, and a new device called the Surface Book. The three new devices are speculated […]

Analyst Claims Grim Black Friday Sales for Microsoft’s Surface RT Tablet

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A new research report published by Piper Jaffray anaylst Gene Munster suggests that Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet hardware may not have sold favorably compared to the competing iPad and iPad mini slates at Apple’s retail stores. Munster had observed Apple and Microsoft company-owned retail stores, which are usually located in close proximity to one another […]

Microsoft to Support Surface RT Tablet Hardware for 4.5 Years!

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In an update to its support site, Microsoft has detailed its support policy for the new Surface tablet that runs the company’s consumer-oriented Windows RT operating system. According to Microsoft, the Surface RT will receive ‘mainstream’ support until the end date of April 11, 2017, or roughly 4.5 years since the device debuted. The company […]