If you’ve been drooling over the Razer Edge since it was officially unveiled last month at CES, you will soon be able to get your hands on one. Well, sort of. While the actual gaming tablet itself won’t start shipping until “later that month,” you can start placing your pre-orders on the Edge this Friday, March 1.
Windows Phone 8? We don’t need no stinking Windows Phone 8. The i-Mate Windows Phone runs instead on the power of Windows 8 Pro and an Intel Atom processor.
Currently there is a Windows Store for Windows 8/RT apps and the Windows Phone Store for WP8, but the two stores may soon be coming together it seems.
Are you interested in getting yourself a new Windows RT tablet, but you’re not that big a fan of the Microsoft Surface? Fear not, because the ASUS VivoTab RT TF600T-B1-GR 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet is on sale now for $200 off the regular price.
Adding to the growing list of what is possible with an Android device, WINE could soon be making its way over to Google’s mobile OS.
Although the Microsoft Surface RT hasn’t been a runaway success, it certainly managed to make a pretty big media splashdown when it first arrived. Although some consumers like the idea of the Surface, others need something that can do even more.
After making an appearance at CES 2013 with the IdeaPad Yoga 11S (shown above), Lenovo is reportedly planning to introduce an Android version of the convertible.
Vizio sure isn’t holding back at CES this year. We’ve heard about their first Windows 8 tablet, their 7-inch Tegra 3 tablet and now a 10-incher that runs on a Tegra 4 processor with Android 4.2 at launch.
Earlier today we mentioned Vizio was introducing its first Windows 8 tablet, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some Android-related news for us as well. Vizio has now announced a new 7-inch tablet featuring a Tegra 3 processor and pure Android experience without the bloat. Interestingly enough, one of the key features of the Windows 8 tablet was it was also a pure Windows 8 experience, with no vendor-specific junk thrown in.
Acer has now announced the Iconia B1-A71, featuring a 1.2GHz MediaTek dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and a 7-inch display.
Finally received that brand new Kindle Fire or Fire HD for Christmas this year? If Santa brought you one of Amazon’s popular tablet devices this holiday season, you might now be wondering “What’s next?”
MetroStore scanner claims that the Windows 8 Store now contains 35,971 apps. This is clearly nowhere near what Google Play and the App Store have. However, the Windows 8 Store started with only 10,000 apps on October 30.
A new leak/rumor claims that the Metro/Start UI will now be more customizable and the interface will have a more flat design.
We previously reported that a Nokia Windows RT tablet is on its way, with an unveiling expected at MWC in 2013. Now it seems that we have a bit more information about what the Nokia tablet will have for features.
A new rumor suggests that HTC might be working on new Windows RT tablets for release in 2013.
The Microsoft Surface hasn’t exactly been flying off the shelves, but that doesn’t mean that Windows RT is going to lose any support. In fact, there’s word that Nokia is working on a new tablet powered by Windows RT and this new device will be making its debut at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.
There has been a little confusion by some consumers about the difference between the ARM-only Windows RT and the x86-only Windows 8. This is exactly why Dell’s Vice-chairman, Jeffrey Clarke said the company originally tried to get Microsoft Steve Ballmer to rename the Windows RT OS.
We are finally getting solid information about the Microsoft Surface Pro. What’s the verdict? Pricing will start at $899 for a 64GB version, or $999 for a 128GB model.
The iPad might currently be on top when it comes to tablets, but things may be shifting quickly, according to a new ABI Research report. Back in 2011 Gartner had suggested that Android would hold a 38% share of the tablet market by 2015, but ABI says that things are now moving much quicker. The latest data suggests that Android accounted for an impressive 44 percent of all tablets shipped during the last quarter.
Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was just released recently. But that didn’t stop Microsoft from detailing it’s support plan for the next 4 years. In short, Microsoft is boasting that if you buy a Surface RT tablet, you will be eligible to get software and firmware updates until at least April of 2017.
Thinking about making the jump into the world of Windows Phone but aren’t sure if you want to pay anything up-front to do it? Right now is the perfect time to make the switch to T-Mobile, then.
Interested in the idea of a Huawei Windows Phone 8 handset? The Huawei Ascend W1 is coming soon enough, and from the looks of it, the device has its own unique aesthetic that sets the device apart from other Windows Phone 8 devices.
The problem with many tablet/phone keyboard and stand combos is that they are generally for only one platform. This is great if you tend to stick with the same ecosystem no matter what, but what if you are platform agnostic and like owning multiple devices from various ecosystems. More than likely, you’ll be stuck buying multiple keyboard/stand units, right? Nope, not if you get a ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard.
Windows Phone 8 might have just hit the market today, but it is already generating quite a bit of excitement. In fact, a new poll conducted by the UK-based PC Advisor indicates that out of 3,250 respondents, 22 percent were interested in Windows Phone 8– the same percent of users that were interested in the iPhone.
While Windows RT and Windows 8 introduce a major push forward for Windows tablets, they still have some hurdles to overcome Microsoft wants to win over more consumers. One of these hurdles is apps. The good news is that Microsoft seems to be growing their Windows Store app library very quickly.
If you recently upgraded to Windows 8 and find your lack of touchscreen capabilities frustrating, you might be interested in the LG Touch 10. It’s a 23-inch montior with full touchscreen tech. In fact, it is able to support up to ten contact points at the same time.
The good news is that a Twitter app seems to be on its way.
Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.
While never particularly popular, Microsoft did offer quite an impressive Zune media player client for Windows– more impressive than its actual media player. The service allowed for streaming of movies and music, and while it didn’t offer quite as much as iTunes it was a rather good service.
Are you an HTC tablet fan? While I doubt many readers are frantically shaking their head “YES”, there are probably a few fans out there. Unfortunately, HTC not only has had several fiscal problems holding them back, but they also have had problems breaking into the tablet market. With bigger plays like Apple, Samsung, Google/Asus and Amazon– it isn’t that surprising to hear that they are stopping the sale of tablets in the U.S. for now.
Since its announcement, there have been rumors of a new ModBook hitting the market, and today, after a years’ worth of hushed up speculation, the ModBook Pro is available for sale.
Microsoft’s mobile invasion is almost here. The Redmond company has officially released invitations to their Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 media events.
While anyone can download the standard app for an Intel tablet, AMD is partnering with BlueStacks to create the preloaded AMD AppZone Player.
Windows 8 is almost here, and that inevitably means plenty of new Windows 8 tablets, laptops and desktops in the near future. One of these devices is the Dell Latitude 10 tablet. This 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet has a 1366×768 pixel resolution, is protected by Gorilla Glass and has a massive 128GB SSD, 2GB of RAM and a SD card slot.
What about children? No shortage there either. There are smaller handhelds and tablets out there that run Android from a variety of companies. Many of these are carried by retailer Toys R’ Us. Soon though, the big kid’s toy retailer will have its own endorsed tablet- the Tabeo.
Ever since Microsoft announced it was investing and buying part of Barnes and Noble’s Nook division, rumors have often surfaced about a Nook that runs Windows 8. While the newest rumor isn’t anything new, it does give a supposed date for such a Nook/Win 8 tablet.
With the official launch of Windows 8 scheduled for October 26, Microsoft is giving its OEMs and manufacturers nearly three months to prepare its product releases in time.
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.
The Apple and Samsung war over Samsung’s alleged patent infringement has revealed to us a great many things such as iPhone prototypes, internal company memos and now even information about two possible upcoming Samsung Windows 8 Phones, “Odyssey” and “Marco”.
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.