Windows RT

Microsoft Surface available for pre-order in 8 countries, shows how the Surface was made

Microsoft Surface available for pre-order in 8 countries, shows how the Surface was made

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Today has been a rather busy day with the unveiling of the Microsoft Surface RT tablet pricing and availability. Pre-ordering went live earlier in the US, while other markets followed behind. We've been bombarded with international Microsoft Store links from readers who are excited to get their orders in - so who can currently pre-order a Surface RT tablet? Microsoft announced the...

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

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...

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...

Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

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Interestingly on the eve of another iOS announcement, there are signs that business leaders could be more excited about the combined possibilities of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 than iOS.  Jason Hiner spoke to some IT leaders to see what they were waiting for. The results were surprising. Its no secret that IT departments have begrudgingly come to the current ethos of bringing your...

Could Nokia, Microsoft reveal a Windows 8 tablet next week in New York? New image suggests yes.

Could Nokia, Microsoft reveal a Windows 8 tablet next week in New York? New image suggests yes.

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Is this a new Nokia Tablet with Windows 8? It appears that Nokia may have more than just new phones to show off next week in New York City. According to the site WPDang, internal images from Nokia show what appears to be a full on Windows 8 Tablet in a "a mysterious Banner map" hidden on the site. The actual device body is mostly out of view but instead what we see is a rather large...

'Microsoft Surface is not a business' says Former Windows Phone GM Charlie Kindel

'Microsoft Surface is not a business' says Former Windows Phone GM Charlie Kindel

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“Microsoft is not, and never will be, a hardware company.” That’s according to Charlie Kindel, former Windows Phone General Manager, who spoke at an event at ThinkSpace in Redmond last night. Referring to Microsoft’s Surface family of tablets, Kindel notes that sales will be a small fraction of its business in the PC industry as a whole. But didn’t we already know this? Kindel...

Demonstration of a NVIDIA Tegra powered Windows RT tablet running Unreal 3 engine. Coming to Windows Phone 8?

Demonstration of a NVIDIA Tegra powered Windows RT tablet running Unreal 3 engine. Coming to Windows Phone 8?

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Gaming on Windows 8 tablets (and the platform as a whole) just got a whole lot cooler with a demonstration of the Unreal Engine 3 running on an ASUS Windows RT tablet. Powered by NVIDIA's Tegra, the tablet was shown today running the engine flagship demo Epic Citadel at IFA Berlin.  NVIDIA quickly ran through the demo at the ASUS Vivo Tab RT press conference, which was the first public...

Microsoft details features and performance of forthcoming WinRT tablets. Looking good.

Microsoft details features and performance of forthcoming WinRT tablets. Looking good.

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Microsoft has so far been rather coy when it comes to the actual performance characteristics of their forthcoming WinRT tablets. That’s to have been expected due to the new ARM requirements but many have wondered how frugal with battery and weight a Windows RT tablet could really be. Windows on ARM devices are designed to compete with existing tablets currently available in the market....

Windows Essentials 2012 drops Live branding but makes up for it with new features

Windows Essentials 2012 drops Live branding but makes up for it with new features

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Windows Live Essentials has been part of most Windows Users standard installation for many years now. This familiar and ‘essentials’ set of applications does much to make Windows come to life as a useful productivity tool. Providing photo editing, movie making, blogging, email, synchronising and instant messaging apps, ‘Essentials’ forms a solid backbone for basic computing throughput...