Samsung Exec Compares Windows 8 to Ill-Fated Vista Launch

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Samsung memory chip head Jun Dong-soo has added his commentary to the low demand for devices running Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system, stating that the new OS is “no better than the previous Windows Vista platform,” an OS that was heavily criticized at launch for bugs and glitches. “The global PC industry is steadily […]

Microsoft Lowers Licensing Costs In Preparation for 7-Inch Windows Tablets

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Microsoft is said to be lowering its Windows licensing costs to OEM manufacturers in hopes of spurring new form factors for the tablet and computing space. The company has reportedly lowered costs for both Windows and Office in anticipation of new smaller form factor tablets and touch-enabled laptops that will hit the market later this […]

Wacom Teases Pro-Grade Tablet For Summer Launch

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Wacom, makers of the digitizing technology that allows stylus and pen input on a broad range of devices ranging from Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet to Samsung’s Galaxy Note consumer range, has teased that it will release its own branded tablet product for a summer release. The announcement comes on the company’s Facebook account, noting that […]

If You’re an iTunes User, Don’t Buy Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet

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When the Surface Pro tablet was announced by Microsoft, I was excited. It would be the first non-Apple tablet that could handle all my iTunes content, including my large library of movies and TV shows that I had purchased, while still allowing me to access other digital ecosystems, like movies from Amazon, stream shows from […]

Dell Adds Enhanced Security Features to New Latitude 10 Tablet

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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 […]

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 Begins Recruiting Talent for Windows Blue, Windows Phone Blue Update

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Microsoft is expected to roll out its update to the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating system known as Windows Blue and Windows Phone Blue. Though little information is known about the new Blue services, ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley says that the update will bring a new user experience and “not just under-the-covers interface tweaks.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wine to Bring Desktop Microsoft Office Suite to Android Tablets

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For those looking to be a little bit more productive on their Android tablets, there is good news in that Wine is coming to Android. This would allow native Windows apps that do not have a mobile counterpart yet–like Microsoft Office, for example–to operate on another operating system without even requiring a Windows license or […]

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 […]

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 […]

UltraHD Panasonic 20-Inch Windows 8 Tablet Hands-On

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UltraHD, more colloquially referred to as 4K, displays are the meme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show much like how 3D displays were a large theme a few years ago. And It’s good to see that UltraHD will be migrating from both large HDTVs to smaller monitors and tablets, and Panasonic was on hand to […]

Panasonic Windows 8 Toughpad Offers Enterprise-Grade Security

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, Panasonic introduced a ruggedized enterprise class Windows Phone 8 Touchpad FZ-A1 tablet. With the power of Windows 8 under its belt, the Touchpad would be a great fit for enterprises that require security and the rugged form factor of the Toughpad. According to Panasonic, the Toughpad family is designed to meet […]

Panasonic Debuts 4K Tablet Prototype

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With the 2013 CES show a steady trend up to this point has been primarily focused on tablets. While there have been a lot of Windows 8 tablets, and assorted Android tablets, the new Panasonic 20″ tablet prototype is in a league of its own with an UltraHD resolution display. The announced prototype is a […]