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RIM Returns to Tablet Market with BlackBerry 10

Right now there's a lot of buzz surrounding Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the BlackBerry smartphone. The Canadian company is preparing to release its much-anticipated BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system (OS) on January 30, 2013. But it's not ... just smartphones that will receive BlackBerry 10 -- instead, reports indicate that new tablet computers could also be running the upcoming mobile OS. In a recent press release RIM noted that it plans to release BlackBerry 10 for both smartphones and tablet computers. And while everyone expected the firm would be returning to the smartphone market ... (view more)

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Hewlett-Packard: No Windows 8 RT ARM-Based Tablets

Hardware producer Hewlett-Packard (HP) says it has no interest in building tablet computers based on a special, mobile version of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system (OS). Because HP has been one of Microsoft's most important hardware ... partners in recent years, the news comes as a shock to many industry insiders. Of course, HP may still use Windows 8 in the future. At present, the announcement means only that the hardware manufacturer has decided not to build tablet computers using Windows 8 "RT." That's a special version of the new Windows 8 OS designed specifically for mobile ... (view more)

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Windows Doomed? MS CEO Responds to Criticism

Yesterday Apple CEO Steve Jobs told a techie audience that Windows was doomed. A day later, Microsoft's head honcho has retorted that he sees PC sales growing as technology adapts to consumer demands. Speaking at the D: All Things Digital Conference ... on Tuesday night, Apple CEO Steve Jobs predicted a steady decline for Microsoft's Windows operating system as more people move towards alternative platforms for their web needs. Rather than power up Windows-based PCs, Jobs said, more and more people will start using smartphones, tablet computers, and more portable options. Microsoft CEO Says PCs ... (view more)

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