A new report by research firm Canalys suggests we’ll be buying tablets by the boatload in 2017 — almost 400 million of them. And next year, tablet sales will make up a full 50 percent of all PC sales, when you define a PC as one of a tablet, desktop, or laptop.
While the Surface 2 doesn’t appear to be a huge hit for Microsoft, new data from Chitika Insights shows that it’s at least allowing the company to stay relevant in the tablet arena.
While this week’s spat between Apple and Microsoft has made for some great entertainment, it’s also proved something, too: The two companies really don’t understand each other all that well.
In the U.S. and Canada, there is, essentially, only one tablet. Unless you count the various models of iPad.
Former Apple developer relations employee Jamie Ryan says that Apple has been mocking up Microsoft Surface-style typable keyboards for iPads, and that the company could be releasing them tomorrow at its “Apple Event” in San Francisco.
The company did title the event “more to cover.”
NEW YORK CITY — How much can change in a year?
What will Microsoft’s next Surface look like?
Microsoft announced an interesting coupon today: The company will pay $200 or more for your used iPad. There’s just one catch. The $200 comes in the form of a gift card to the Microsoft store.
Editor’s Pick Microsoft has equipped its tablets with software from eClinical that helps tracks injuries and head trauma.
The Xbox 360 and Xbox One have new ways for you to dig into your fantasy football teams, pro football, and other sports.
Wishful thinking isn’t enough to shake things up at Microsoft.
Microsoft’s plan to bring Windows to low-power ARM processors, Windows RT, has struggled from the start — and now high-level partners are losing faith.
If you’ve been holding out for one of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablets — despite its myriad issues — you’ll soon be able to get one at a steep discount.
Guest Post In tablets, Microsoft has lost its focus.
Microsoft still isn’t divulging official Surface numbers, but it looks like it’s at least making a dent in the tablet market.
If you needed further evidence that tablets are more than a mere computing fad, just look at the latest numbers from Strategy Analytics.
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’s next round of Surface slates may include a competitor to the iPad Mini and Kindle Fire.
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.
Steve Ballmer is confirming which has been pretty obvious to everyone else: The Suface won’t rule the world.
The U.S. Microsoft online store has sold out of the Surface Pro tablets, which went on sale today.
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.
For all of its failures as a pure tablet, the Surface Pro is a compelling offering as an ultraportable/tablet hybrid.
Microsoft sold a paltry number of Surface tablets in the last quarter — somewhere between 680,000 and 750,000 units — the research firm IHS iSuppli estimates.
$800 for 23GB of usable space? The 64GB Surface Pro is a tough sell.
Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released Windows 8-running Surface Pro may cost an internal organ plus a year’s servitude, but price relief — and other Windows tablets — sound like they’re coming soon.
February is the new January for Microsoft, which is giving its Surface Pro tablet a February 9th release date.
“Mac OS is the best thing to happen to Windows RT,” quip the trolls.
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.
Guest Post Innovation. It’s what makes new markets. It’s what creates new opportunities for companies to grow dramatically. And it’s what creates demand when consumers don’t even know they want something.
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.
Proving that it has at least a modicum of common sense, Microsoft says it will offer its Surface tablet in more stores starting this week.
Not surprisingly, Microsoft is pricing its Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet — the one that will actually be able to run older Windows applications — about the same as Windows 8 Ultrabooks.
Unfortunately, sending a tweet about the Microsoft Surface via an Apple iPad isn’t the most convincing way to make an endorsement.
Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer says that Windows 8′s Start Screen — with its dynamic “Live Tiles” — could be a useful heads-up displays for information-hungry managers.
HP PC head Todd Badley has some choice words for Microsoft’s Surface tablet.
No hard feelings here: Steve Ballmer waxed enthusiastic about Steven Sinofsky’s contributions to Microsoft, most recently as the head of Windows 8.
I guess helping to make Windows 8 a reality wasn’t enough to keep this guy around.
Early sales of Microsoft’s Surface tablet are looking good, despite the tablet’s slow rollout.
I want to love you, Windows Phone 8, but there’s something coming between us. I’ll give you a hint: It starts with A, and ends with T&T.