Microsoft landed on IDC's list of the top five tablet makers after shipping 900,000 Surface tablets during the first quarter. But that still pales in comparison to the 19.5 million iPads that Apple shipped during the same time period.
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Microsoft may be revealing the second generation of its Surface tablets during its developers’ conference next month, according to a printed report. The new devices will have 7- to 9-inch screens and will rely on the same vendors that provided components for the first generation, according to DigiTimes, which attributed its story to suppliers. Microsoft is aiming at the...
(23 days ago)
While Microsoft’s current line-up of Surface tablets compete directly with devices like the Apple iPad, it still doesn’t have a mid-sized device to compete with smaller tablets like the iPad Mini and, notably, Amazon’s Kindle Fire. There is some tantalizing evidence, though, in the latest release of the Windows 8 Certification guidelines that state that Microsoft will now...
(1 month and 26 days ago)
Since it launched in late 2012, Microsoft has positioned its Surface tablet as a fun, hip alternative tablet, emphasizing its construction and form factor. That failed. So with its latest commercial, Microsoft has returned to its corporate roots: productivity. Microsoft’s latest Surface ad is oddly named-“Imagine”-but it's actually the most grounded of the Surface...
(3 days ago)
What's News: Microsoft is developing a new line of Surface tablets including a 7-inch version. Japanese auto makers recall more than 3 million cars.
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The launch of the Microsoft Windows 8 Surface Pro has not gone to plan. While many people have been waiting to see what Microsoft's second tablet device would be like, mistakes in presentation and allowing others to dictate the story has damaged the launch of the Surface Pro.
(3 months and 15 days ago)
Microsoft is building a smaller Surface tablet according to multiple reports, and a new rumor on Thursday suggests it will feature a 7.9-inch display when it launches in late-June. Digitimes reports that Microsoft’s smaller Surface slate will make use of 7.9-inch display panels supplied by none other than Samsung Display, the one-time Apple supplier now in search of...
(9 days ago)
If you're looking to pick up Microsoft's Surface Pro with 128GB of storage, you might have luck at a Microsoft Store or Best Buy toward the end of the week. A Microsoft official said on Twitter that the company will ship more 128GB models of its Surface tablet to Microsoft Stores and Best Buy stores by Saturday. The info came from Panos Panay, Microsoft's corporate vice...
(3 months and 11 days ago)
Microsoft will support its Surface Pro tablet until July 2017, or almost four-and-a-half years after its launch last weekend, the company's website confirmed. Like its predecessor the Surface RT, the Windows 8-powered Surface Pro sports a support lifecycle that's less than half the usual 10 years Microsoft allots its software products. Microsoft will support the Surface...
(3 months and 12 days ago)
Microsoft's Surface RT and Surface Pro haven't made much of a dent in the tablet market, according to unofficial sales estimates. So far, Microsoft has sold roughly 1.5 million Surface devices, Bloomberg reports, citing three unnamed sources “with knowledge of the company's sales.” The split in sales is reportedly more than 1 million units for the Surface RT and about...
(2 months and 12 days ago)
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