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Microsoft Reducing Windows RT Licensing Cost To Augment Windows Tablet Sales

Microsoft Reducing Windows RT Licensing Cost To Augment Windows Tablet Sales

Microsoft’s Windows RT based tablets, which is a lighter version of the Windows 8 operating system more compatible to run on tablets powered by ARM processors like the ones used in the iPad and several Android tablets have not been outselling competition, like Microsoft might have hoped for initially. Microsoft intends to cut the price of Windows RT licenses and make tablets running the operating [...]
Intel Powererd Ultrathin Windows 8 Laptops Could Sell For As Less As US $200 Says Intel’s CEO

Intel Powererd Ultrathin Windows 8 Laptops Could Sell For As Less As US $200 Says Intel’s CEO

 Prices for Windows 8 powered touch screen devices, including laptops, are set to plunge according to Intel CEO Paul Otellini. Mobile devices based on Intel  running Windows 8 currently are at least 60% expensive than Android powered hardware in the same segment. “If you look at touch-enabled Intel-based notebooks that are ultrathin using [Bay Trail] processors. Those prices are going to be [...]
PC Shipments See Worst Ever Decline in First Quarter, Sales Fall 14 Percent

PC Shipments See Worst Ever Decline in First Quarter, Sales Fall 14 Percent

PC sales registered “steepest decline ever in a single quarter” by falling as much as 14 percent this quarter on a year over year basis according to a report by IDC, who had earlier forecasted a 7.7 percent decline,  this is the biggest decline since IDC started tracking the PC market nearly two decades ago. IDC’s full press release is posted below. PC Shipments Post the Steepest Decline [...]
Microsoft Office May Not Be Released To iOS And Android Until 2014

Microsoft Office May Not Be Released To iOS And Android Until 2014

Rumours of Microsoft prepping Office for iOS and Android has been surfacing at regular intervals, Microsoft repeatedly kept denying those were real, according to a fresh report by ZDNet  Microsoft’s Office app will not be on iOS or Android mobile devices until mid-2014. The report is based on a roadmap for Office supplied by a source. Microsoft, as expected, has declined to say anything [...]
Acer’s 8 Inch Windows 8 Tablet Shows Up On Amazon

Acer’s 8 Inch Windows 8 Tablet Shows Up On Amazon

Microsoft’s tablets currently have a  minimum 10 inch display, smaller devices running Microsoft OS were on the cards with  Microsoft making changes to the resolution requirements which would have enabled hardware manufacturers to put Windows 8 mobile OS on smaller 7-inch tablets. Details of the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet have leaked, after Amazon.com by mistake published a listing for [...]
Microsoft’s New Resolution Requirements Will Allow For 7-inch Windows 8 Devices

Microsoft’s New Resolution Requirements Will Allow For 7-inch Windows 8 Devices

Microsoft has quietly made a change to the resolution requirements for Windows 8 devices which is quite significant as it will enable hardware manufacturers to put Windows 8 mobile OS on smaller 7-inch tablets, enabling Windows 8 to take on devices running Android and iOS. Microsoft earlier required that all tablets running Windows 8 must have a minimum display resolution of 1366×768, the new [...]
Nokia To Get Into Tablets Running Windows 8

Nokia To Get Into Tablets Running Windows 8

Nokia’s preference and love for Microsoft’s Mobile OSes is evident with most of its flagship phones running on the OS,  it’s not surprising when the Finland based company hinted that Windows 8 running tablets might be announced in the future according to Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop. Speaking to reporters in Sydney, Mr Elop said the company was not yet announcing anything, [...]
Microsoft Surface Pro To Start Selling From February 9th

Microsoft Surface Pro To Start Selling From February 9th

The Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 8, will start selling  in U.S. and Canada on February 9th and will soon after make it to U.K.shelves. Microsoft took it’s own sweet time in  launching the premium tablet, which shares a similar design with its Surface RT variant but packs an x86-based Core i5 chip, 4GB RAM, a 10.6-inch 1920×1080 pixel screen, 64-128GB internal storage, a USB 3.0 port, [...]
Microsoft Sold 60 Million Licenses For Windows 8

Microsoft Sold 60 Million Licenses For Windows 8

Microsoft has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses and upgrades for its new Windows 8 operating system in the 10 weeks since its launch according to Tammi Reller, chief financial and chief marketing officer of Windows, who announced the milestone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s what the Windows blog team had to say about it: At the 11th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at [...]
Windows 8 Sales Fail To Meet Microsoft’s Internal Expectation

Windows 8 Sales Fail To Meet Microsoft’s Internal Expectation

Initial reports for Windows 8 sales numbers are modest to put it politely. According to MS aficionado Paul Thurrott and one of his “most trusted sources,” uptake of the new OS isn’t hitting Redmond’s targets, with the blame being put on OEMs and their “inability to deliver” more inspiring hardware with better availability. “The net effect of all this stuff, [...]
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