tablet

Fri
15
Feb
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Office iPad App Could Generate $2.5B: Analyst

An analyst believes Microsoft may be passing up $2.5 billion a year by refusing to make its Office software package available for Apple's iPad tablet computer. The Redmond, Washington-based firm is trying to use the software to make its own Surface ... tablet devices more desirable -- a strategy critics are calling short-sighted. Part of the thinking at Microsoft seems to be that keeping Office off the iPad gives many customers who like to work on their devices a reason not to buy the Apple tablet. That makes them more likely to stick with Windows laptops or to try out Microsoft's own tablet, the ... (view more)

Tue
29
Jan
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Microsoft: New Versions of the Surface Coming Soon

Microsoft has revealed it plans to expand its range of Surface tablet computers. The Redmond, Washington-based firm says that building multiple Surface devices will increase the number of consumers who can afford to purchase the product. The ... revelations came during an investors conference call to discuss Microsoft's latest financial figures. The company's chief financial officer, Peter Klein, said the Surface range of tablet PCs had been one of the three main reasons -- alongside Windows upgrades and licensing to businesses -- that Microsoft's revenue has increased. According to Klein, when ... (view more)

Tue
25
Dec
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Acer Building $99 7-Inch Tablet Computer: Report

A new report indicates that PC manufacturer Acer is now working on a sub-$100 tablet computer. At the moment, however, no one appears to know when or even if such a device will make its way to the United States. With 2011 revenue in excess of $16 ... billion, Taiwan-based Acer is one of the world's largest PC manufacturers. The firm currently produces both laptop and desktop computers, as well as smartphones, storage devices, and standalone PC monitors. $99 Acer Tablet Features Dual-Core Processor However, like many other manufacturers in the technology industry, Acer is currently trying to earn ... (view more)

Mon
03
Dec
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Microsoft Surface Pro: Official Pricing Set

Microsoft has officially set the price for its upcoming Surface Pro tablet computer. When it goes on sale early next year, the device will retail for $899 and up. Microsoft's Surface tablet officially launched on October 26, 2012 (along with Windows ... 8), but observers made clear that was just one of the versions of the Surface that Microsoft has been developing. The Surface released in October runs Windows RT, a slimmer version of Windows 8 designed for portable devices with more limited hardware specifications. The new Surface Pro is capable enough to run a full-fledged version of Windows 8. ... (view more)

Thu
01
Nov
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Apple CEO: Microsoft's Surface Tablet 'Confusing'

Apple's chief executive officer has publicly criticized Microsoft's new tablet computer, the Surface. However, he admits that he has never actually used the device. Microsoft's Surface tablet launched last Friday. Priced at $399 and up, it's seen by ... many experts as a major threat to Apple's iPad, which has dominated the tablet market for several years. The Surface runs Microsoft's Windows RT operating system, a slimmed-down version of Windows 8. Versions of the Surface running fully-featured editions of Windows 8 are expected to hit the market in the coming months. Cook: Microsoft's Surface ... (view more)

Fri
28
Sep
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Bill Gates on Windows 8: It's 'Very Exciting'

Microsoft is hoping that consumers are excited enough about Windows 8 to turn their backs on Windows 7, which has received critical acclaim in the three years it has been on the market. That may be a tough act to follow. However, the company's ... founder thinks Windows 8's October 26, 2012 launch is a big deal. In a recent interview with The Associated Press (AP), Bill Gates said he considers Windows 8 "a very exciting new product" and "a very big deal for Microsoft." Gates "Very Pleased" with Windows 8 Gates also gave the new operating system (OS) his stamp of approval, telling AP ... (view more)

Mon
03
Sep
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Dell Windows 8 Tablet 'Flips' Into Laptop Mode

Samsung recently announced it is putting its very own Start button in its forthcoming Windows 8 PCs. Now, Dell has unveiled its own twist on the standard formula: a hybrid tablet-laptop device running Microsoft's upcoming operating system (OS), ... Windows 8. The Dell XPS Duo 12 is intended to be used as both a touchscreen tablet computer and a standard laptop PC. Physically, it can open up just like a regular laptop. But it can easily switch to tablet mode by flipping the display through its frame, and swiveling it until it latches in place with magnets. Dell Improves Upon Inspiron Duo Design If ... (view more)

Thu
23
Aug
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Dell Profits Plummet; Slumping PC Sales Blamed

With consumers moving away from PCs in favor of tablet computers and smartphones, Dell has reported a significant decline in both its revenue and its share price. Dell Inc., for many years a major PC maker, recently made public its second quarter ... earnings. The report shows that the firm's second quarter profits declined 18 per cent, while revenues dipped nearly 8 per cent. Even more concerning may be the company's inability to predict this trend. In May, Dell suggested that revenues would significantly increase, not decrease. Mobile Devices Lure Consumers Away from PCs Dell has blamed its ... (view more)

Thu
16
Aug
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Barnes & Noble Drops Price of Nook Tablet

Under intense pressure from rivals Google, Apple, and Amazon, Barnes & Noble has decided to reduce the prices of its Nook Color and Tablet devices. The reductions range from $20 to $50. Barnes & Noble hardware takes two forms: the Nook Color ... and the Nook Tablet . The 7-inch Color is primarily an e-reader device that allows users to peruse electronic versions of books and share their collections with friends. The Nook Color features a 8GB hard drive. Until recently, it sold for $169 USD. However, that price has now been dropped to $149. Price of 16GB Nook Tablet Cut By $50 Barnes & Noble ... (view more)

Fri
13
Jul
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Samsung to Release Windows 8 RT-Based Tablet PC

Samsung is reportedly working on a Windows 8-based tablet computer that will be ready for the new Microsoft operating system's (OS) launch in October, 2012. The device will reportedly utilize the mobile version of the OS, called Windows 8 RT, and ... will run on the speedy ARM chip architecture. The report on Samsung's plan to introduce such a tablet for this fall's Windows 8 launch comes from Bloomberg news, which cites "people with knowledge of the matter" as the source. (Source: bloomberg.com ) Samsung Product Seen As Good News for Microsoft The news of Samsung's new tablet should help ... (view more)

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