Microsoft Teases and Confirms Some Windows Blue Features

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After a series of leaks and a number of speculations surrounding Windows Blue, Microsoft is confirming a few of those rumors and the company is teasing that many of the unanswered questions will be announced ahead of the company’s Build developer conference scheduled for late June. It’s been reported that Windows Blue won’t be launching […]

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 conferenceĀ on June 26 if the latest speculations are accurate. DigiTimesĀ 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 […]

Will We See a $200 Android Notebook with Intel Atom on Monday?

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Intel is set to announce its next-generation Atom processor, code named Bay Trail and based on the Silvermont architecture, come this Monday at its Santa Clara, California headquarters. The news may open up the tablet and computing market to new devices with a price tag as low as $200. Citing the usual sources familiar with […]

Samsung Expands ATIV Branding to Cover All Windows Products

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Samsung has officially unveiled its plans to expand the ATIV branding to cover all products built on Microsoft’s Windows platform. Initially, the company had introduced the Windows Phone 8-powered ATIV S and the ATIV Smart PC, ATIV Smart PC Pro, and ATIV Tab tablets based on Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT platforms. Now, the […]

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 Most Reliable Windows PC is a Mac

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Interestingly enough, a recently published report says that the most reliable Windows laptop is actually an Apple-made Macbook Pro. Since the switch to Intel processors from the older Power PC chips, Apple has allowed its Mac hardware to dual-boot into Windows using the Boot Camp. And through the use of Boot Camp, Soluto has ranked […]

Microsoft Confirms Windows Coming to Smaller Screens Soon

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Thus far, all touchscreen Windows tablet launched today are sized with a minimum of a 10-inch display, but recent comments from Microsoft during its earnings call confirm what we’ve been hearing all along–Windows 8 will be coming to a smaller screen sizes. Microsoft’s outgoing chief financial officer Peter Klein says that this will happen soon, […]

Look Out Nexus 7! $200 Windows Tablets Are Coming.

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While netbooks may be on their last legs, just don’t expect inexpensively priced Windows products to be out of vogue. Chip-maker and Microsoft partner Intel is predicting that we’ll soon be seeing $200 tablets running Windows 8–not the simplified Windows RT–operating system on the Atom architecture. This would be a significant drop in price, considering […]

The Start Button to Make a Comeback with Windows Blue?

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With the rumored Windows Blue update coming later this year, it is now believed that Microsoft executives are considering a move to bring back the Start button. The Start button, or Start menu, has been a mainstay of the Windows graphical user interface, allowing users to quickly access programs and recently used apps. However, with […]

More Details Leak Surrounding Samsung’s ATIV Book Branding

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We had previously reported about a leaked ATIV Book 6 branding for Samsung’s Windows 8 notebook that would be coming to the U.S., and now it looks like the ATIV Book moniker will be used on even more Samsung’s notebook and laptop products. The company first introduced the ATIV branding with the debut of the […]

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 […]

Samsung Expanding ATIV Brand to Notebooks?

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Samsung had debuted its ATIV branding to accommodate the arrival of new Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets late last year, and now it appears that Samsung intends on growing the ATIV family with a new notebook. It’s unclear how sales of Samsung’s flagship ATIV S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the ATIV Odyssey on Verizon […]

Does Windows Blue = Windows + Windows Phone in One Software?

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According to the latest speculations about the forthcoming Windows Blue software release from Microsoft, it appears that the company may be looking to merge Windows, the desktop OS, and Windows Phone, the mobile operating system, into one software package. Windows Blue is said to be developed independently of the Windows team and will reportedly help […]

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 […]

Windows Blue Getting Renamed at Launch

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A Windows Blue by any other name is still the same anticipated update to Windows 8. Detailed in its blog, Microsoft’s VP of corporate communications Frank Shaw has announced that there is very little chance that the forthcoming platform update will be named Windows Blue at launch, suggesting that Microsoft may have a different more […]

Windows Blue Leaked Online Brings New Features to Windows 8

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The long rumored Windows Blue update for Windows 8 users that’s speculated for a release later this year has appeared as a leak online. In a series of leaked screenshots, we’re seeing some enhancements to the Windows 8 ecosystem that’s delivered by the Blue software update, but not any dramatically new features. And like rival […]