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Could Microsoft give a sneak peek of Windows 8 at CES?

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Next month’s CES could be one of the most fascinating events to date, with a whole slew of new technologies emerging. An indicator from the last few months of products coming out of the vine, the 2011 CES' primary focus will be on tablets, as companies jostle for position to take on the market-leading iPad.

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Windows Phone 7 coming October 11

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According to Pocket-lint’s inside sources at Redmond-based Microsoft, the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system will be launched on October 11, 2010. That is exciting news, because the sources also report that Windows Phone 7 handsets will follow later in the month.

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7 to launch for the ‘holidays’ with plenty of hardware choices

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Microsoft has revealed additional hardware partners for their Windows Phone 7 OS, announcing that Dell and HTC are now on the list of manufactuers who will be making Windows Phone 7 phones. This is good news for the company, who have already got Asus, Samsung and LG to pony up a few devices. You can expect something from each of the companies before the year is out; while no set date on the official launch day of Windows Phone 7 is keeping us in suspense.

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Ballmer: Microsoft “hardcore” tablet to play nice with enterprise

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Don't think that Microsoft is going to sit idly by as Apple enjoys its lion's share of success with the iPad. In fact, Steve Ballmer is going so far as to say that his company is going "hardcore" with its approach to tablets. More specifically, the emotionally charged Microsoft suit was at the Worldwide Partners Conference in Seattle when he said that they will be offering a wide variety of choice for Windows-based tablets, leading us to believe that we may not get a Microsoft-branded tablet, per se. Instead, they'll be working with hardware partners for that.

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Microsoft scraps Kin after 2 months

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After just under two months on the US market, Microsoft will discontinue production of their Kin One and Two mobile phones. Contributing factors are presumed to be poor sales and a shifting of focus towards the company’s Windows Mobile 7 operating system. The Redmond-based computer software giant, confirmed the remaining stock in the US will continue to be sold until the channel runs dry, although the planned fall release for the two Kin devices has officially been halted.

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Apple the new alpha dog in tech

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In only one month Microsoft lost a $25 billion lead over Apple in market capitalization, dropped behind by $3 billion, gave Apple the alpha dog status of tech, and all the leverage and power that comes with the sought after top spot. This is not news to consumers who continue to eagerly mob Apple's hot new iPhone and iPad models; Microsoft's consumer products business continues to struggle for every breath. Their decline was underlined by the past weeks of market instability, bringing down the former heavyweight champ's shares 15%, while Apple's stock is down just over 6%.

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Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two: Specs and perspective

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The journey has taken longer than any of us expected, but that whole "Project Pink" business at Microsoft finally emerged as something real yesterday when the company revealed the Microsoft Kin line of mobile phones. This release follows the acquisition of Danger and a partnership with Verizon, Sharp, and Vodafone. To usher in its freshman foray into self-branded cell phone hardware, Microsoft is going to offer two different handsets at launch: the Kin One and the Kin Two. You may have once known these by their respective codenames during the Project Pink development: Turtle and Pure.

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Microsoft Hohm platform helps Ford electric cars recharge better

The Focus Electric will be the first Ford vehicle using the Microsoft Hohm energy management application via a joint solution from Ford and Microsoft Hohm. Ford is the first automaker announcing the use of Microsoft Hohm.

The whole electric vehicle movement could use a good boost and it seems that Ford is partnering with Microsoft on that front. As you know, many Ford vehicles are already equipped with Microsoft SYNC to handle all sorts of multimedia and other functions, but this partnership is going further. The newest thing to show up in Ford cars is something called Microsoft Hohm. This platform is aimed to "help future owners of Ford's electric vehicles optimize the way they recharge their vehicle and better manage their home's energy use." Hohm is an "energy management application" and it will first be seen in the Focus Electric some time next year. With Hohm, owners can determine "when and how to most efficiently and affordably recharge battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles."

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