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Microsoft Working On Bringing Cheaper Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft Working On Bringing Cheaper Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft’s Surface tablets are fairly impressive, the Surface Pro tablet being especially so. However, the steep price points of Microsoft’s offerings have failed to entice the users enough. Apparently, the company seems well aware of that and is now working with its OEM partners to bring cheaper Windows 8 tablets to the market.

By On January 26, 2013 Respond
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Non-Microsoft Retailers May Get Surface Tablets Soon

Non-Microsoft Retailers May Get Surface Tablets Soon

Microsoft has been pushing the Surface tablets through its own retail and online stores until now. The company may make its tablets available with other vendors too, a source close to the matter has claimed.

By On December 8, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Reveals Pricing Details Of Surface Tablet With Windows 8 Pro

Microsoft Reveals Pricing Details Of Surface Tablet With Windows 8 Pro

Although Microsoft’s Surface tablets haven’t been able to gain much traction, the company seems hopeful with the lineup. It had recently announced a new Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet and has now revealed the pricing of this new model.

By On November 30, 2012 1 Response
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Microsoft Confirms At Least Four-Year Support For Windows RT

Microsoft Confirms At Least Four-Year Support For Windows RT

Microsoft has announced that it will provide support for Surface tablets with Windows RT for at least 4 forthcoming years.

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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New Survey Shows Little Demand For Windows 8 Yet

New Survey Shows Little Demand For Windows 8 Yet

Microsoft has finally played its trump card, releasing Windows 8 on which may bank the company’s very future. However, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press and GfK, things don’t look very bright for the company as not many users seem interested in the new operating system.

By On October 29, 2012 Respond
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Bill Gates Envisions A Unified Platform For Windows And Windows Phone

Bill Gates Envisions A Unified Platform For Windows And Windows Phone

Microsoft has been bringing its mainstream OS, Windows, and its mobile OS, Windows Phone closer to each other. The company’s co-founder, Bill Gates, has now revealed that eventually, both these platforms will be merged into one.

By On October 26, 2012 Respond
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Steve Ballmer Hints At $300 To $800 Surface Tablet Prices

Steve Ballmer Hints At $300 To $800 Surface Tablet Prices

Ever since Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablets, the world has been wondering about the price-points of these slates. While Surface tablets come with the software experience of Windows, easily the most popular OS worldwide, it also packs good hardware. And now, Steve Ballmer has dropped a few hints regarding the pricing of these tablets.

By On September 17, 2012 Respond
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Acer Tones Down Statement Against Microsoft – Says Surface Will Have A ‘Negative Effect’

Acer Tones Down Statement Against Microsoft – Says Surface Will Have A ‘Negative Effect’

Ever since Microsoft has unveiled its own Surface tablets, its hardware partners have been under a lot of pressure. Acer was among the very few to openly cite its concerns. Acer’s CEO, JT Wang, recently stated that Surface tablets were a mistake and that Microsoft should ‘think twice’ before going forward with it.

By On August 12, 2012 1 Response
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Microsoft Starts Recruiting Staff For Next-Generation Surface Devices

Microsoft Starts Recruiting Staff For Next-Generation Surface Devices

Microsoft’s Surface tablets have hit the shelves yet which means its hard to predict how successful they will be. They definitely pack great hardware which, when coupled with Windows 8, makes them wonderful tablets. But the success of these tablets will heavily hinge on the price Microsoft announces for them.

By On August 9, 2012 Respond
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Sony Is Working On A Surface-Like Tablet

Sony Is Working On A Surface-Like Tablet

Until fairly recently, Apple and Amazon were the only ones who could be called successful in the tablet market. Whereas Apple is still the winner with its iPad though a number of new competitors are entering the arena. For instance, Microsoft recently unveiled its own Surface tablets which pack great hardware. However, the price tag of these tablets will probably decide their future.

By On August 3, 2012 Respond
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Samsung May Release Windows RT Tablet Later This October

Samsung May Release Windows RT Tablet Later This October

Ever since Windows unveiled its very own Surface tablets, things have been rather silent at the end of other potential vendors of Windows tablets. Whereas different hardware vendors such as Dell, HP, Samsung and others had hoped that they would finally be able to break into the tablet market with Windows tablets, the move from Microsoft kind of cooled their hopes significantly.

By On July 9, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft May Be Working On Its Own Smartphone

Microsoft May Be Working On Its Own Smartphone

Since Xbox, Surface tablets are Microsoft’s first venture to bring out a product whose hardware as well as the software is packaged and marketed by Microsoft. Many have called this a lesson that Microsoft has learnt from Apple, who has long been shipping out its own hardware and software in the form of products like iPad and iPhone.

By On June 22, 2012 1 Response
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Microsoft’s Surface Tablet May Make Business Difficult For Other Hardware Vendors

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet May Make Business Difficult For Other Hardware Vendors

For long, Microsoft has mostly been a software company (except for its XBox venture), creating new and better software and shipping it out to hardware vendors for use. However, given Apple’s immense success, it had become evident that a hardware-plus-software company, with the tight integration of the two, would sell better in today’s tech world. The examples in this case are iPhone and iPad. And, the Microsoft’s new venture, the Surface tablet, casts some serious doubts within industry analysts that the company is out to follow Apple’s business model.

By On June 21, 2012 Respond
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