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Steve Ballmer talks about building new hardware and experiences in letter to shareholders

Steve Ballmer talks about building new hardware and experiences in letter to shareholders

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In his latest letter to shareholders, Steve Ballmer has reiterated the desires of the company to become a devices and services company, contradicting what Charlie Kindel, former Windows Phone General Manager, had to say about the hardware dream with the Surface. With the coming release of Windows 8 and the subsequent decision for Microsoft to dive in and develop its own tablet, it’s...

Nokia reveal more about Dolby sound enhancements going into the Lumia 920 and 820

Nokia reveal more about Dolby sound enhancements going into the Lumia 920 and 820

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Nokia are still telling the compelling story of all they have packed into their upcoming Lumia 820 and 920 devices. We have compiled charts and graphs that include these speeds and feeds but so far, we haven’t touched on their sound capabilities. Our smartphones increasingly act as our only music source so it’s good to see that Nokia haven’t left sound out in the cold for their new...

Bluetooth 4.0 Certification comes to Nokia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices

Bluetooth 4.0 Certification comes to Nokia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices

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This will prove to be good news for those who were slightly disappointed to see Nokia’s new Lumia devices were only going to support Bluetooth 3.1. According to a listing on Bluetooth.org, both the Lumia 820 and 920 support Bluetooth 4.0. Bluetooth 4.0 allows for the transfer of information from super low power devices. The reason it’s a big deal is that it will allow for things like...

Asus WinRT tablet prices leak, leading to wild assumptions on success and failure

Asus WinRT tablet prices leak, leading to wild assumptions on success and failure

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Asus seems to have leaked it’s pricing for its coming Windows 8 tablets and convertibles prompting some to leap to their word processors and get on the fear, uncertainty and doubt bandwagon. We all know that pricing for tablets is an extremely sensitive subject, just yesterday we looked at Steve Ballmer’s interview to see what he had said about Surface pricing. Even though some sites...

Steve Ballmer talks about Microsoft’s epic year whilst sporting two Lumia 920s

Steve Ballmer talks about Microsoft’s epic year whilst sporting two Lumia 920s

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The Seattle Times interviewed CEO Steve Ballmer recently and the man behind Microsoft is sounding quite confident about this year’s upcoming launches. During the interview, Ballmer gave his impression of how momentous this year’s launch line-up will be for Microsoft and he even pulled out two Lumia 920 phones from his pockets. Many have speculated wildly on this interview in relation to...