While the Surface 2 was a huge improvement for Microsoft, it now faces some stiff competition from one of Microsoft’s closest allies.
The Surface 2 shows that Microsoft’s initial bet on hybrid computing devices is beginning to pay off.
The rumors are true: Nokia’s next Windows devices are all about big, beautiful screens.
Nokia will launch its first Windows RT tablet in September, and alleged photos of the device have already leaked via a Chinese tech site. But with RT’s relative failure, why is Nokia trying its hand at an RT tablet?
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.
Guest Post In tablets, Microsoft has lost its focus.
Microsoft still faces criticism for its Windows 8 operating system, but despite that, the software giant has sold more than 100 million licenses in its first six months of availability and important updates are on the way.
If you needed further evidence that tablets are more than a mere computing fad, just look at the latest numbers from Strategy Analytics.
Microsoft’s Windows RT ambitions are off to a tepid start, and Samsung’s had enough.
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.
Is there much consumer interest in Windows RT? Samsung isn’t convinced.
“Mac OS is the best thing to happen to Windows RT,” quip the trolls.
Undeterred by Microsoft’s foray into the hardware arena, Nokia has a trick up its sleeve for its own Windows RT tablet.
Late to the party, Barnes & Noble is finally launching its Nook app for Windows 8.
Google is bringing its Search app to Windows RT, offering a users a much-needed alternative to Bing.
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.
Microsoft’s Surface will be shipping on Friday, and the early reviews are already in. The conclusion: It’s an amazing piece of hardware, with desperately bad flaws in its operating system and app ecosystem.
Microsoft’s Surface RT pricing is directly competitive with Apple’s iPad.
According to Lenovo $300 will be the magic number for Windows RT tablets this fall.
Long battery life, small size, and multitouch screens: That’s what Microsoft is promising its PC partners will soon deliver using a version of Windows 8 known as Windows RT. Today, the company delivered some specifics.
We’ve known since February that Microsoft was preparing new touch-enabled Office apps for Windows RT, but now it seems those tablet-focused Office apps won’t have as many features as their desktop siblings.
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.