With the Samsung versus Apple lawsuit over, at least until appeals, who truly won the battle? Some are saying that Microsoft is the big winner here. Why? There are a few reasons actually.
Microsoft Surface is getting a fair amount of attention this week. First we had rumors of 8-13 hour battery life and lighter-than-iPad designs. Now we have a rumor that suggests the base RT model will launch at just $199, in stark contrast to the earlier suggestions that the cheapest Surface RT tablet might be as expensive as $1000.
The next generation Exynos 5 Dual mobile chip is shaping up to be one powerful monster. The Arm-based mobile CPU not only runs at speeds of 1.7GHz but also has a quad-core Mali-T604 GPU.
Leaked information from internal slides seem to have hit German news site, Mobiflip, painting a picture of a powerful new Sony Xperia tablet. The new Sony tablet features pretty impressive specs such as a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Android 4.0, 3G connectivity and storage choices of 16, 32 or 64GB.
When the Microsoft Surface was first unveiled there were many in the tech world that felt it was an attractive looking tablet design, but it also raised up questions including whether or not it could potentially affect Microsoft’s Windows OEM partner relationships. Microsoft of course was quick to shrug this all off when talking directly to the public, but according to new government filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission it seems that the boys and girls at Redmond understand a true risk does exist with their new tablet initiative.
Microsoft did tell us that the RT version (ARM) of Surface would be price competitive with similar ARM-based tablets and the Pro line should fall in with Ultrabook pricing, so at least we have a vague price tag in mind. Despite all of this, a Swedish website has posted the Surface and all four of its variants at prices that translate roughly to $1,001 and up.
Dell is launching a version of XPS 13 that will ditch Windows entirely and have Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” pre-installed and ready to go.
Today, Microsoft officially unveiled the next iteration of Office and even is allowing consumers to try it out for free through a “Consumer Preview” before it hits store shelves.
It’s official, smartphones have moved beyond the toys of the wealthy, nerdy or business elite- though this probably isn’t shocking news to anyone. According to information from Nielson, 53% of consumers in the US are purchasing smartphones, and 2 out of 3 new phones purchased last month in the United States were of the smart variety.
The Apple viewpoint, which has been continued by Tim Cook, is that the “tablet and the PC are different.” Turner’s viewpoint, on the other hand, is that “we think that’s completely incorrect.”
There seems to be an increasing number of devices in recent times that tout themselves as the perfect tablet experience for those that also want a laptop-like productivity experience, Windows Surface included. That being said, Fujitsu seems to do one better, creating a true hybrid tablet/laptop experience that is targeted at the business crowd, and best of all they are offering two different hybrids, the LifeBook T902 and Stylistic Q702.
A new company, Modbook Inc, has formed again and is now creating its own Modbook Pro. The Pro is by the same designers as the original, even if its not under the same company name, and this time takes a 13-inch MacBook Pro for the modification.
In a very lengthy, yet compelling read, Gizmondo produced an article that essentially applauds the new Microsoft Surface tablet and welcomes it as a game changer that makes the Air and iPad look obsolete in comparison. The article goes on to state that the system follows the ten design principles that folks like Apple’s Jonathan Ive seem to live by.
Yes, we know about the two versions of the Microsoft Surface and its support for Netflix, but what about all the other details that still have us scratching our heads?
Recently the web has been ablaze with rumor and speculation regarding a big upcoming Microsoft announcement that was scheduled for Monday- which is now today. The wait is over, and it turns out that what was announced is part of the Microsoft Surface brand. No, this isn’t another massive Surface table, it’s a tablet.
WWDC 2012 is only a week or so away now and it is highly anticipated that we will finally see at least a beta of iOS 6. With that in mind, iMore created a wonderful piece talking about what features iOS 6 could possibly add, including what features it should borrow from existing platforms.
While iPad’s dominance isn’t much of a surprise, you might not know this- Apple’s original iPad actually was designed with two dock connectors, one for portrait and one for landscape.
“Join us as we introduce the truly incredible next transformations.” Given that the only context where Asus has use the “transform” moniker is with an Eee Pad, we’re pretty confident this week’s event has something to do with a new tablet.
It seems like every time we turn around we have another technology pushing the bounds of what we thought was possible. We’ve all seen the glove-controlled PCs in Minority Report, right? That’s sort of what MIT’s Media Lab has accomplished, teaming a glove/attachment with an iPad.
It seems that rumors regarding the 7.85-inch iPad continue to persist, with a new one claiming that it will use “G/F2” Thin-film touch technology when it releases in the 4th quarter of this year. The rumor comes from industry sources, according to DigiTimes.
Today ComScore introduced a new version of its Device Essentials service that includes improved analysis of mobile devices and operating systems. The biggest take away from this though is that ComScore now reports that the Kindle Fire has managed to capture 54.4% of the Android tablet market, according to information gathered through February of 2012.
There are several very unique camera attachments and accessories for the iPhone, like the MirrorCase. But what about the iPad? This week, at the National Association of Broadcasters conference, the Padcaster was announced as a unique way to turn your iPad into an on-the-go filming and editing device.
According to Chinese portal Netease, translated by Kotaku, a smaller version of Apple’s tablet will come to market in the third quarter of 2012.
Microsoft is researching ways to vastly improve this response time on touch-screens to provide an experience that actually makes us feel like we are interacting with real objects.
Remember that tablet/notebook cross which was shown off by Sony at CES earlier this year? The convertible concept tablet dubbed “Hybrid” looked interesting although there was no confirmation whether the company would work on the prototype for market launch. And now a new info suggests that Sony has plans for bringing out the QWERTY-equipped slider.
When it comes to office productivity software, Microsoft has been there since the beginning. When it comes to the mobile front though, the MS Office Suite doesn’t exist, instead relegating users to programs like OneNote or Google Docs. This is all about to change on the iPad front, according to The Daily.
We’re getting that much closer to the robot apocalypse. We already have computers beating us at trivia games. We already have robot flying machines that can act like a swarm. And now, we have computers that can read our minds, decipher our thoughts, and reconstruct them into comprehensible speech.
The fine folks at XDA-Developers report that ASUS has chosen to lock a bootloader on its flagship tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. This is extremely sad news for all the tinkerers who were hoping to get Ice Cream Sandwich on this powerful tablet currently running a lightly customized stock ASUS Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).
Intel Medfield chips were shown in Nokia devices that were supposed to run MeeGo back in February. At that time, some specs were leaked for the chip.
On the Apple front, Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, believes that a redesigned iPhone 5 could appear in mid-2012. Such a handset could bring in features that Apple fans have long waited for like the introduction of 4G LTE technology. It takes an analyst to come up with that?
Despite its best efforts, Dell never fared that well in the Android tablet market. Some could argue that their problems were with the hardware and the overall marketing strategies put into the product. No matter why they haven’t fared well really doesn’t matter much anymore, because it seems that Dell is finally bowing out of the Android tablet market by ending sales for the Streak 7.
Microsoft has now released an HTML-5 based demo page that can be used right from your iPhone or Android that will give you the chance to test drive their mobile OS.
Asus has always been known for launching the most competitive devices by breaking all price barriers and selling them at a price that’s much lower than that of other companies. Be it smartphones or laptops, Asus has definitely crafted a unique niche for itself and that’s just the reason why it stands out. The latest […]
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