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 […]

Grading My 2012 Predictions

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Things moved quickly on some fronts in the mobile tech world in 2012. On some fronts, not quickly enough. And there were even a few areas where things seemed to be stagnant. We had successes, we had failures and we had just about everything in between. Apple, Google, and Microsoft dominated the mobile tech news, […]

ESPN To Gain Xbox SmartGlass App Integration This Month

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The ESPN app on Xbox 360 will gain support for the Xbox SmartGlass app at the end of this month, according to a report from The Verge. Microsoft and ESPN showed off the new version of the Xbox SmartGlass app today, along with the new improvements. When the update comes to users later this month they can […]

HP Elitebook Revolve: A Windows 8 Tablet with a Twist

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While convertible hybrid tablets with keyboard docks are quickly becoming en vogue, HP’s Elitebook Revolve is a modern twist on an old favorite: the HP 2730p tablet PC. The Elitebook Revolve carries a design that’s more akin to the old popular tablet PCs of yore, but with striking modern lines and a lightweight ultrabook finish, […]

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 […]

Samsung Roadmap Rumors: Project J, New Note, 13-Inch Tablet

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Samsung may have a few interesting devices on tap for 2013 and according to a leak, it looks like Samsung is aggressively planning to attack various form factors for mobile computing. There are three devices that were tipped in a recent rumor list posted on SamMobile, and those devices span a flagship Galaxy S smartphone, a […]

Microsoft Preparing Windows Blue For Yearly Windows Upgrades

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Microsoft plans to release low-cost yearly updates of Windows with the next version carrying the name Windows Blue according to a report from The Verge. The new version of Windows will ship next year for a low cost, or it could even be free to speed up adoption. Windows Blue, due out in mid-2013 will […]

Microsoft to Support Surface RT Tablet Hardware for 4.5 Years!

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In an update to its support site, Microsoft has detailed its support policy for the new Surface tablet that runs the company’s consumer-oriented Windows RT operating system. According to Microsoft, the Surface RT will receive ‘mainstream’ support until the end date of April 11, 2017, or roughly 4.5 years since the device debuted. The company […]

Microsoft Confirms Surface RT Sales Off to a ‘Modest’ Start

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Speaking to a French newspaper, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that sales of his company’s first self-branded Surface RT are off to a modest start. This is the first indication of any sales progress for the tablet since it debuted late last month alongside the new Windows 8 desktop OS and the lightweight Windows […]

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 […]

Deal: Amazon Offers $30 Store Credit for Windows 8 Pro DVD Orders

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While Microsoft had announced that the digital download version of Windows 8, which will be released on October 26, will cost just $40, users who want the DVD retail version of the software will have to pay an extra $30, or $70 total. However, it looks like Amazon is making the deal more palatable for […]

AT&T Announces Pair 4G LTE Windows Tablets for Holidays

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In time for the holiday shopping season, AT&T has announced a pair of 4G LTE-enabled Windows tablets, one running Windows RT for ARM processors and the second sporting an Intel Clover Trail Atom CPU running Windows 8. Both tablets will debut with support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network and users can either sign up for […]

Asus Tablet Roadmap Reveals Windows 8 Hardware Pricing

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A recent leaked roadmap for Asus’s touchscreen-enabled Windows products may just give us insight to pricing behind what other hardware manufacturers may price tablets running Microsoft’s Windows 8 systems as well as the Windows RT machines that are designed around chipset design from ARM Holdings. In the document, Asus’s Windows RT tablet, featuring NVIDIA’s quad-core […]

Sony VAIO Duo 11 Windows 8 Tablet Poses Before IFA Announcement?

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It looks like Sony may have a VAIO tablet planned for an IFA announcement running Windows 8. The tablet, called the VAIO Duo 11, has an 11-inch display and a convertible keyboard form factor that will make it easy to use the tablet as a clamshell laptop should users need a keyboard for a more […]

Samsung to Call Windows 8 Tablets ATIV Tab, Windows Phone 8 ATIV S?

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Samsung has been using its Galaxy brand for its Android smartphones, which seems to be a successful strategy for the South Korean electronics-maker. However, Samsung also makes a line of Windows Phone 8 products and the company has committed to manufacturing tablet hardware that runs on Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system when that OS debuts […]

Toshiba Cancels Windows RT Plans Citing Component Shortages

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After having shown off some hardware based on Microsoft’s ARM-based Windows RT operating system, hardware partner Toshiba has announced that it would not release any devices based on the lower-powered, lower-cost architecture and instead plans on focusing on developing machines (laptops, desktops, and tablets) based on Windows 8. Windows RT is a stripped down version […]

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 […]

Lenovo Working on ARM Windows RT Tablet

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In addition to the latest ThinkPad tablet running on Intel’s chipset architecture and Windows 8, Lenovo may also have a second tablet with Microsoft running the company’s ARM-based Windows RT OS. According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, Lenovo’s latest effort will result in a convertible form factor with a keyboard that swivels […]