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3 years ago

Microsoft reveals pricing of its Surface RT Windows tablet, starts at $499

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Microsoft unveiled its plan to release a family of Windows tablets branded Surface. From that point onwards, we've waited patiently, speculating what the pricing could be. Today Microsoft has revealed the pricing for both of the available ARM-based Surface RT tablets on its online store. So, how much are we required to save before looking to make the purchase?

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3 years ago

Surface graffiti in Paris gets a closer inspection

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3 years ago

Microsoft planning go big with rumoured push to produce 3 to 5 million Surface devices

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Suppliers in Asia have apparently spilled the beans on Microsoft's production line plans for its coming Surface devices.

If the information is to be believed, MS have put in component orders to ensure they are able to produce 3 to 5 million of the devices for the fourth quarter. With such an order Microsoft looks set to go into mass production rather than just produce a limited run as some speculated on.

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3 years ago

Samsung reveals pricing for Windows 8 line-up

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Things are starting to shake out on how pricing will look for the coming onslaught of Windows 8 machines.

Samsung has now revealed the pricing for its coming ATIV line of Smart PCs as well as its more traditional offerings. The Smart PCs get the ATIV branding, these are the machines that we associate with being hybrid designs, detachable keyboards and such. These garner most of the interest in the coming Windows 8 hardware, but will Samsung be pitching them at the right price point to convert interest into sales?

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3 years ago

Windows Phone 8 training resources highlight a number of new features for sales reps

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Lucy! Tidy up your corner, it's a bloody mess!

Be sure to take a deep breathe before reading this - sales representatives are going through some training before Microsoft unveils its next Windows Phone release. Fancy that, eh? Neowin has been sent a number of shots showing some resources that appear to be utilised as training material.

Highlighting and running through a number of features in Windows Phone, the material will (or so it's believed) enable sales representatives to answer questions consumers may ask when browsing the collection of Lumias or huge array of Samsung hardware (we'll stop picking at Samsung soon enough, or will we?).

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 920, 820 spotted heading through FCC

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3 years ago

Microsoft's Surface gets tossed about in latest ad

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Microsoft has released a dandy of an ad for the upcoming Surface Windows 8 Tablet. Titled "The Surface Movement" the sixty second ad highlights the folding kick stand, detachable keyboard/cover along with a glance at the Windows 8 operating system.

The ad combines a catchy tune, an assortment of dancers and a few Surface aerobatic stunts to grab your attention. It closes with the October 26th launch date and the only crucial bit of information missing is the price.

In addition to the ad surfacing on the Surface, there's also a dedicated YouTube Channel for the Surface. We'll keep an eye out for more ads and videos that Microsoft may sneak out ahead of the launch date.

Source: YouTube; Thanks, everyone, for the tip!

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3 years ago

Official Vogue and Benetton apps now available for Windows Phone

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Strike a pose

Although the last time we read Vogue was when we were waiting in the doctor’s office, we hear that many people rather enjoy the high-end fashion rag. If that’s the case, then you’ll be excited to learn that the official app of the magazine is now available for Windows Phone.

And as a bonus, Benetton is also gracing their presence on the Windows Phone platform with their official United Colors of Benetton app.

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3 years ago

AT&T to offer the HTC 8X in 8GB and 16GB flavors?

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We know that AT&T will be offering the HTC 8X Windows Phone but a tipster has let it slip that AT&T may be offering the 8X in 8GB and 16GB versions.

The information on the 8GB version came to light in a training session. At first we were thinking the 8GB version was the 8S but AT&T has only announced the availability of the 8X.  It's possible that AT&T will offer two storage size options for the HTC 8X with the 8GB being sold at a lower cost (much like we see with the iPhone).

Could HTC be offering AT&T customers a choice with two version of the 8X? If so, would you jump on the 8GB version of the 8X if the savings were right? Speaking of which, pricing wasn't mentioned on the AT&T HTC 8X tip.

The nice thing about all these rumors is that we don't have too terribly long to wait until everything comes into focus.

Source: Neowin

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3 years ago

Microsoft gives Zune users update details plus 1,000 MS Points for Xbox Music launch

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If you’re a current Zune Pass subscriber, you may want to check your email. Microsoft has just sent out the Xbox Music update details for those who are using Zune Pass and what’s more, they’re throwing in a 1,000 MS Points to celebrate.

Those points (worth $12.50 or an average album) can be used “on any of the music, video, or game content on Xbox LIVE”. (Wait, we’re still calling it Xbox LIVE?)

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3 years ago

Walking Dead and Windows 8 ad finally shows up

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3 years ago

Is Slayer Pinball evil enough for Windows Phone? We decided to find out.

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Slayer Pinball.  We’ll just let that sink in for a moment as the absurdity of these two things colliding may cause your head to spin.

Anywho, the pinball game landed on the Windows Phone Store over the weekend and fetches for $2.99 without a trial. Because of that we’re taking one for the team and we’re going hands on to let you know if it’s worth it.

Slayer Pinball is released by Sony Music, which is similar to Sony Pictures Television. That latter company recently released Wheel of Fortune and JEOPARDY! to Windows Phone also without trials. We’re not sure what Sony has against trials but it’s not because their games are bad—they’re just a bit overpriced (we actually really like JEOPARDY! and WoF a lot).

Slayer Pinball ain’t half bad—the graphics are good, stuttering is at a minimal and it has Slayer thrashing in the background as you play on what has to be the most demonic board ever. In that sense, as a straight up pinball game it’s a lot of fun.

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3 years ago

A closer look at Windows Phone 8’s High Contrast display mode

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It Don't Matter If you're Black Or White...or does it?

This photo of the HTC 8S has been generating a lot of comments on Reddit with most people throwing out the word “sexy” to describe it.

The question you may be wondering is what’s the deal with the black and white? Is that some HTC thing? The answer is ‘nope’ as it is part of Windows Phone 8’s “ease of access” settings, meaning you can do this on any new device you choose. (We erroneously reported this earlier as an added theme--that's close but not 100% accurate).

The “High Contrast” mode was first detailed by WPArea.de back in July when the first SDK initially leaked. In short, it allows you to go to an all “black and white” theme including white on black or vice versa. Obviously this is meant for people with visual impairments but evidently a lot of you are enthralled with its appearance—guess we can call it Metro extreme mode?

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3 years ago

Dance Central 3’s SmartGlass companion app gets detailed

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Oooo...is that Usher?

We’re not big Dance Central fans around these parts but it’s kind of neat to see how the new game, launching tomorrow, will take advantage of Microsoft’s SmartGlass coming to the Xbox 360.

The companion app, which will launch on iOS, Windows Phone and Android (in addition to tablets) will augment the dance experience by letting users control the music playlist and difficulty settings when in “Party Time” mode. When dancing the night away and being forever alone, you can use the app to keep track of calories burned and a challenge tracker to help keep track of your progress during sessions.

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3 years ago

Sprint Nextel's controlling interest sold for $20 Billion and change

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Controlling interest in Sprint Nextel has been purchased for $20.1 Billion by the Japanese mobile operator, Softbank. The announcement came today at a Tokyo press conference and represents the largest overseas acquisition by a Japanese firm.

Softbank will invest $20.1 billion into Sprint with $12.1 billion to be distributed to Sprint Stockholders and $8 billion of new capital to strengthen Sprint's balance sheet and fund efforts to expand Sprint's network reach.

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