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To Good to be True? Microsoft Surface RT may be priced at just $199

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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.

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Windows Phone Marketplace Becoming Windows Phone Store?

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And in much the same way, Microsoft avoiding the use of "App Store" for its mobile devices, calling it the Windows Phone Marketplace. That appears to be changing.

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Finalized Version of Windows 8 Shipped Off to Manufacturers

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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.

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Microsoft Acknowledges That Surface Tablets Represent A Potentially Risky Move

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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.

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Rumors Claim Microsoft Surface Tablet Could Sell for $1000+

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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.

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EU Anti-Trust Regulators Investigating Windows 8 And RT

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It seems that Microsoft has had plenty of complaints stacked against their new move with Windows RT, which only allows Internet Explorer to run in the desktop- enough to prompt a EU investigation.

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Android-style Market Flood Set For Windows 8 Tablets

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When it comes to Android devices, there are tons of different vendors, power configurations, prices and features. This is both a blessing and a curse for the platform, and something that it seems that Microsoft will be repeating with Windows 8 devices.

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Surface Phone And RIM WP8 Concept Devices

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Since Windows Phone 8 seems set on a course for change in the mobile universe its not surprising that there has been speculation of a Surface phone or even a RIM Windows Phone device

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Microsoft Gettin’ Cocky: Scoffs at Post PC Era, We’re In PC+ Era

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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."

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Tim Cook Discusses Microsoft Surface with Apple Legal Team (Video)

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And you don't have to tell Tim Cook about the Surface, because it's surely caught his attention too... as well as the attention of Apple's legal team.

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Questions About Microsoft Surface Tablet That Need to Be Answered

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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?

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Microsoft Entering The Tablet Market With Its Own Hardware?

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Windows 8 is on its way out at this end of this year and is Microsoft's way of attempting to enter into the tablet wars. Microsoft's approach is certainly unique since they are using the existing PC Windows as the basis of their tablet entry, instead of adopting Windows Phone like Apple did with iPhone OS.

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Asus Taichi Laptop Has Dual Screens

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Do you want more than a glowing piece of produce on the back of your laptop? Asus sure thinks so and it has just introduced the Asus Taichi to the world. It has a second display that covers the entire back cover.

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Windows 8 Metro Apps Can Be Test On iPad

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Splashtop has created software called the Win8 Metro Testbed, which is essentially software that allows developers to test out their Windows 8 Metro apps right from their iPads.

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Windows 8 Will Support High-End Retina-Style Displays

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In the blog post Microsoft's David Washington detailed how Windows 8, which is on its way later this year, will handle a multitude of different equipment and display setups, including the way that Metro will scale itself with different resolutions. At the standard 1366x768, no scaling will be needed but at other resolutions this is going to change in order to make the UI look and work as best as possible. With a 1920x1080 resolution there will be 140% scaling applied and for 2560x1440 resolutions there would even be 180% scaling.

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