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 that debuted for Windows Phone 7 and is pre-loaded on the company’s Lumia line of smartphones will also be headed to Windows 8 and Windows RT.
The app will be coming to Microsoft’s official app store for the platforms, though it’s not available yet and Nokia is still promising a coming soon date. And though the [...]
Focusing on growing its presence in the enterprise space, Dell is adding new hardware and software security features to a newly released Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security edition of the Windows 8 tablet. The device offers dual hardware security log-in features and some software security enhancements as well over the regular consumer-edition of the Latitude 10. Additionally, one of the standout feature for the Windows 8 tablet is that the Latutude 10 Enhanced Security edition can last up to 20 hours of use on a single charge with an extended battery or up to 10 hours with the regular battery. This means that users won’t have to worry about plugging in when they’re [...]
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 press conference may be centered more around Nokia’s Lumia-branded Windows Phone efforts rather than a Windows RT slate ambition.
The report comes from channel supply checks conducted by Strategy Analystics‘ Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) service. TTS effectively concluded based on channel checks that “Nokia [...]
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 size variant in the future. This would allow Microsoft and its hardware partners to compete against Apple’s iPad mini, Google’s Nexus 7, and a slew of Android tablets on the market with varying display sizes and aspect ratios.
“We’re really set up for that,” Klein said. “The notion of flexibility and [...]
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 of Surface Pro may have been hampered by analysts, pundits, and tech commentators who say that Microsoft didn’t have enough supply of the tablets to create artificial sellouts of the device at Microsoft’s online stores, Microsoft retail stores, Best Buy, and Staples. Naysayers are arguing that the same hype and sellouts had surrounded [...]
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 reporting that select retail locations have already put up demo units in stores so users can give the Surface Pro a test drive. CNET is reporting that various Microsoft retail stores in the Los Angeles, California area have demo units up.
In addition to Microsoft’s online store and Microsoft’s retail stores, [...]