Microsoft’s core business remains licensing software to partners who make the machines that run it. Which raises the question: Does Microsoft even care if the Surface sells? Some analysts don’t think so.
Microsoft took the wraps off its best effort to take on Apple’s iPad, dubbed Surface. Can Windows 8 and Windows RT models plus slick accessories like these keyboard/covers make a dent in Apple’s total dominance of the market?
Microsoft is now a full-fledged, no-excuses mobile computing manufacturer. On Monday a team of excited executives showed off Microsoft Surface — a pair of Windows tablets accompanied by clever keyboard covers that aspire to true innovation in the mobile space.
Several major PC manufacturers, including Toshiba, Acer and Asus, are set to unveil new Windows 8 tablets at next week’s Computex show in Taipei, according to a report from Bloomberg.
The ITC decided on Friday that Motorola’s phones and tablets should be banned from sale in 60 days due to a violation of a Microsoft patent. President Obama could possibly overturn the sale ban.
This week on the Gadget Lab show, the gang talks about WWDC ticket drama, Android tablets, augmented reality and a decidedly retro iPhone accessory.
Samsung, a company firmly aligned with Android and one of Apple’s largest competitors in the mobile space, is manufacturing the new iPad’s flagship feature. So why are we seeing Retina displays in iPads but not in Samsung’s own Galaxy-branded tablets?
How will ARM-based Windows 8 tablets mitigate the heavy payloads of traditional desktop apps? A new report suggests desktop application support will be limited but still present, contradicting an earlier statement by Windows lead Steven Sinofsky.
Gadget Lab has seen a Windows 8 tablet in action, and the experience opened our eyes to just how useful — and, yes, even fun — a Windows 8 tablet might be. But will Windows 8 tablets actually be successful? We give you four reasons that say, yes, Windows 8 tablets might be a big surprise.
The tablet has truly came of age. We have several competing mobile operating systems, a wealth of apps, and long lists of successes and failures. Here’s a look back at 2011′s bumper crop.