Android, Windows 8 Eating Away at iPad Market Share

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Though Apple’s iPad and iPad mini still lead the industry in market share, tablets running Google’s Android operating system and Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT OSes are starting to nip away at Apple’s dominance in the slate computing category. Apple reported as part of its earnings call that it had sold nearly 20 million […]

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 […]

Will HTC Be a Launch Partner with Windows Blue?

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With the next-generation Windows 8 software upgrade dubbed Windows Blue slated to occur later this year, there is now speculation that Microsoft partner HTC may deliver a Windows tablet at the same time. It’s still uncertain whether HTC’s tablet will run the full Windows 8 software or if it will run the more limited touch-based […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft Testing Outlook RT Client, But Will It Ever Arrive on Surface RT?

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Microsoft is said to have already begun testing of a more feature-rich Office RT mail client that’s designed for the Windows RT ecosystem built around ARM Holdings’ processors. The Office RT software is reported to have already been completely developed and testing has already started, but there are still lingering questions about the software giant’s […]

Samsung ATIV Tab: No One Knows What Windows RT in the U.S.

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Samsung made some news at the Consumer Electronics Show by announcing it won’t be releasing one of its previously announced products, at least in the U.S. market. According to the South Korean tech giant, the Windows RT-powered ATIV Tab won’t be headed to the U.S. market because it’s confusing and the average consumer doesn’t understand […]

Dropbox Finally Available for Windows 8 and Windows RT

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If you’re a Windows 8 or Windows RT user and have been patiently waiting for Dropbox to release an App so that you can access and sync your files the wait is over. The Dropbox App is now available in the Windows Store. Dropbox was one of those Apps/Services that many users were anxiously hoping […]

HTC HD2 Hacked to Run Windows RT, Becomes a Microsoft Phablet

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The long in the tooth HTC HD2 is one of those aging handsets that keeps getting new life breathed into it via hackers and developers. Released originally as a Microsoft Windows Mobile device, the HTC HD2 was considered a stop gap for HTC and Microsoft in a bid to stay competitive with the iPhone as […]

Nokia’s Windows RT Surface-Competitor to Have Battery Keyboard Cover, Built-In 3G/4G

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According to newly leaked details about Nokia‘s forthcoming Windows RT tablet, which is slated for an announcement on February 2013 at the Mobile World Congress trade show, the device will have a battery-powered keyboard cover, fast charging capabilities, and built-in mobile broadband connectivity to connect to 3G/4G networks. The Verge is reporting that U.S. carrier partner […]

Nokia to Unveil Windows RT Slate at Mobile World Congress?

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Nokia may be working on yet another Microsoft-based product outside of its Windows Phone Lumia lineup. This time, the Finnish smartphone-maker may be prepping a tablet based on Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system that may be taking center stage at a launch event in February at the Mobile World Congress trade show. This isn’t the […]

HTC to Launch Windows RT Tablets in 2013 With Voice Calling

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Contrary to earlier statements, HTC may be headed back into the tablet game, only this time with Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system rather than Google’s Android OS. Though this would mark the first time that HTC would be using Windows RT, the smartphone-maker is no stranger to Microsoft’s larger desktop OS having dabbled with a […]

Android Apps to Run on Windows RT With BlueStacks?

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It looks like for those who are complaining about the dearth of apps available for the Windows RT, one hopeful solution would be BlueStacks, which may create an engine to allow Android apps to run on Microsoft’s tablet platform. According to a comment on the company’s form by employee Deepak Sharma, it looks like the […]