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Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet has been spectacularly unsuccessful. Why not advertise it some more?
Confirming earlier rumors, departing Microsoft CFO Peter Klein said today on an earnings call that Microsoft is working with manufacturing partners on smaller versions of Windows 8 devices, which likely means 7- or 8-inch Windows 8 tablets.
Microsoft has dropped the resolution requirement for Windows 8 on tablets to 1,024 by 768, opening up the possibility for less expensive 7-inch or 8-inch tablets running the fledgling operating system.
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro tablet PC is a steady improvement over the Surface RT, but the thing is extremely hard to repair.
Microsoft has obviously decided that the “Pro” part of “Surface Pro” is actually meaningful, not just a marketing designation, and has provided the ability for enthusiasts to fiddle, potentially damage or even brick, but ultimately customize their devices exactly how they see fit.
If Microsoft wants to win in 2013, it needs to win in the mobile realm. That much is clear. But how does it take the crown from the likes of Apple and Google?
Advertising and analytics company Chitika released its December 2012 tablet market update, and the numbers aren’t great for any tablet that doesn’t start with the letter I.
Microsoft will ring in the new year by opening six new retail locations that will help customers get better exposure to products such as its Surface tablet and Windows Phone devices.
Wondering what to get that kid on your Christmas list? Wonder no more, the answer is easy. But warm up the credit cards — it is going to put a massive dent in your finances.
“He was a very alienating character. He alienated partners, he alienated ISVs, he alienated other people at Microsoft, and left a trail of disenfranchised people,”
While Apple finally put its iPad mini commercial out for public consumption over the weekend, some fans of Microsoft’s new line of tablets have already started to produce spoofs.
Editor’s Pick Cartoonist Scott Adams raises two questions: Is no-one buying Microsoft’s Surface tablets? And is Microsoft on a long slide toward irrelevance?
With the 32GB Surface, you’re only getting half of what you pay for.
Editor’s Pick After Microsoft pitched the Surface as the perfect no-compromise device of the future, we found that it was anything but.
While I admire Apple’s ability to define a new category of computing on the iOS platform, I’ve always felt the iPad experience to be a little lacking for my needs.
A new gadget, a new naughty teardown from the repair gurus at iFixit.
This is not just a great vacation beach shot with HDR-like details. It’s also a pic from Google’s new Nexus 10 tablet, shot by Google exec Vic Gundotra on vacation somewhere beautiful.
The Surface feels like the perfect introduction to everything Microsoft is trying to carry out with Windows 8.
Microsoft chairman and former CEO Bill Gates has joined the company’s marketing campaign to praise Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and the Surface tablet, and he touts the benefits of all three in a new video.
If the shipping time for the keyboard-less Surface tablet is any indication, Microsoft may actually have a hit on its hands.
Still think the leaked iPad Mini pricing was a mistake?
Microsoft plans to produce up to 5 million Surface tablets this year. But is the company being too ambitious?
Microsoft’s Surface RT pricing is directly competitive with Apple’s iPad.
Microsoft has remained silent about the price of its forthcoming Surface tablet, but the company’s CEO Steve Balmer did recently discuss a price range for the new device.
HitPoint Studios is unveiling its Adera puzzle adventure game that is targeted at Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface tablets.
It was only a matter of time before Microsoft’s hardware partners began publicly criticizing the Surface tablet, Microsoft’s first stab at building its own computing hardware.
Microsoft’s next-generation of Surface touchscreen tables made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. We caught up with Chip Wood, senior director of Surface at Microsoft, in a one-on-one interview about version 2.0 of Surface.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s biggest tech business news. First, the most popular stories that VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Microsoft has filed a patent application for a new kind of “tactile” touchscreen which allows you to feel an on-screen object when you touch it.
Microsoft Surface is a new table that lets you perform everyday computer functions on its surface.