Windows RT Takes Up Half the Storage of Microsoft’s Surface Tablet

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Microsoft had recently disclosed how much storage you’ll end up having on the various different storage configurations of its Surface RT tablets, which runs the embedded Windows RT operating system designed for processors with architecture designed by ARM Holdings. According to Microsoft, the base 32 GB edition of the Surface tablet will see half of […]

A Few Useful Surface RT Hints and Tips

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This is just a quick post to pass on a few useful links to hints and tips for those might be exploring the Windows RT experience. These all come from links to other sites where those folks did all the work, so credit where credit is due. With any new OS there are always things […]

Microsoft Reportedly Testing Windows Phone 8 Surface Smartphone

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Microsoft is building and testing its own smartphone with Asian suppliers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Microsoft is still in early stages with the smartphone, so it’s not clear if the company intends to mass produce the phone, or if it is just testing a phone. The phone is reportedly in line with high-end […]

Microsoft Surface RT Torn Down, Deemed Difficult To Repair

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As with any major new device, now that Microsoft’s Surface RT is available iFixit has a new teardown to show the inside of the device and see how easy it is to repair. To disassemble the Microsoft Surface RT iFixit had to remove a total of 17 Torx screws from under the kickstand and the camera […]

Microsoft Surface RT vs Surface Pro: Which Is Right For You?

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The Microsoft Surface RT is finally on sale starting at $499, but Microsoft has another version of the tablet on the way in a few months that power users might want to wait for. The Surface tablet that comes out on October 26 is the Windows RT version of Surface. It uses an ARM processor […]

Microsoft Surface Team Reveals Surface RT Design & Feature Details

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Shortly after the Microsoft Surface went on sale yesterday the team behind the device went to Reddit, an online community, to answer a number of questions about the device. During the Reddit AMA, short for Ask Me Anything, the Surface team talked about why they chose the screen resolution for the Surface, why there’s no 3G […]

Microsoft Unveils First Windows 8 TV Ad

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Microsoft is starting its advertising campaign for Windows 8 with a TV ad less than two weeks before the new OS goes on sale. The new Windows 8 ad shows off a few of the new features including the new start screen with live tiles, Xbox Music, and using gestures on an image to unlock […]

Microsoft’s Windows RT Surface Tablet Speculated at $350 Pricing?

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It appears that Microsoft will be aggressively pricing its Surface tablets in order to gain market share in the competitive tablet space, which has been dominated by Apple’s iPad slate and is being crowded with a number of low-cost and feature-speced Android devices. The Microsoft hardware branded Surface tablets will be available in two models […]

Microsoft Could Launch Surface Windows Phone 8 Device

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Shortly after Microsoft announced the Surface tablet rumors began swirling that it might make phones as well, which Microsoft denied. Now the rumor surfaces again with more details. According to BGR Microsoft could make its own Windows Phone 8 smartphone sometime in the near future to help build more interest for the platform. The device […]

Windows 8 Event Planned for October 25 in New York City

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Microsoft will launch Windows 8 on October 26, but it has a launch event scheduled for the day before in New York City. According to The Verge Microsoft sent out an email to some members of the press, inviting them to the Windows 8 launch in New York City on October 25. There aren’t many […]

Sony Announces Xperia Tablet S With Surface-like Keyboard

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Sony’s newest entry in the Android tablet market looks a lot like its previous effort, but the new Xperia Tablet S is more than just a beefed-up version of the Tablet S. According to The Verge Sony’s new Xperia Tablet S keeps the same basic design that resembles a folded magazine, but is slimmer than […]

Microsoft Surface Price Pegged at $199

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The Windows RT Microsoft Surface could come in at the same price of the Nexus 7 when it comes to market on October 26. According to Engadget Microsoft plans to release the Surface with a $199 price tag. The price comes from a source who attended Microsoft’s TechReady15 conference where the company discussed the launch plans […]

Microsoft, Apple Had Inked Licensing Deal for Surface Tablet

As part of Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung accusing the Galaxy-maker of patent infringement and copying the designs of the iPhone and iPad, it was revealed that Apple and Microsoft had inked a deal that would prevent either companies from blatantly copying each other. Reuters revealed that Apple and Microsoft had an anti-cloning agreement and that both […]

Microsoft Begins Surface 2 Development

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A recent job posting by software giant Microsoft suggests that the company is looking to work on development for the Surface 2 tablet. The job posting would mean that Microsoft would at least begin the process of development–starting with recruiting hardware and software engineers–of the Surface tablet successor a few months before the first generation […]

Analyst Predicts Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Will Be Just Another Zune

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Though Microsoft has not yet made its Surface hardware available until the next version of Windows launches in October, a lot of attention is being placed on Microsoft’s foray into the tablet hardware business. When the company debuted the Surface tablet to media, the clean design and innovative keyboard smart cover won praise from the […]

Microsoft Announces Wedge Keyboard and Mouse for Tablets

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With the first wave of Windows 8 tablets, including the Surface, coming on October 26 Microsoft has a new wireless keyboard and mouse combo to work well with the new devices. The new Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard is a standard Bluetooth keyboard with a cover that doubles as a tablet stand. Microsoft’s Surface doesn’t need […]

Microsoft Reveals Surface Tablet Release Date Set for October 26th

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After a long post announcement wait, Microsoft slipped the Surface Tablet release date into an SEC filing, which puts the tablet’s launch on October 26th. The Surface Tablet release date is linked to the launch of Windows 8, which goes on sale on the 26th, but this is the first confirmation from Microsoft that the […]

Microsoft Will Have 44 Microsoft Stores By Mid-2013

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Microsoft plans to have 44 Microsoft Stores in place by mid-2013. According to ZDNet, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, the company’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner said the company plans to have 44 retail stores open by the end of its fiscal 2013. The company’s fiscal 2013 ends in June 2013, so the company aims […]

Halo 4 Will Work With Microsoft Surface

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With the Microsoft Surface presumably launching alongside Windows RT in October Microsoft wants to give users a reason to buy the new tablet. What better way to convince gamers to buy one than with Halo 4? According to VentureBeat, Microsoft executive Don Mattrick mentioned during the GamesBeat conference that Halo 4 will have some sort of […]