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Say Goodbye to Metro Skype App

Microsoft says that the Metro version of Skype is not that popular and it won’t continue with it. All users will be moved over to the Desktop version next month, having the Metro service close on…

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Microsoft Planning to Build an Intel-Powered Non-Pro Surface Tablet

Microsoft seems to be moving away from the ARM-powered Surface tablets and getting rid of its Windows RT operating system in the process. A report from WinBeta indicates that the company is planning to switch the…

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Microsoft’s Surface Mini Is Back In Business

With all the rumours about Microsoft’s Surface Mini it is tough to tell whether the tablet will be released or not. Just last week we heard that Surface Mini production was halted after Microsoft received negative…

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Windows 8 Usage Growing Rapidly In Canada

It isn’t news to say that Windows 8 has had a tough time in many markets and uptake had been fairly slow. However, in the last year Microsoft’s newest OS has gained significant traction and new…

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Report Suggests iPad Reigns Supreme In Enterprise Tablet Space

A new report from enterprise software vendor Good Technology suggests that Apple’s iPad is the dominant tablet in the enterprise space. Apple’s iPad holds a staggering 91.4% of all enterprise tablet activations in Q4 of 2013…

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Future Windows Phone May Have Tile-Based Interface As Optional Feature

Windows Phone rumors point to Windows Phone 9 launching sometime during the second half of 2014. The news arrives by way of Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin who previously made several accurate predictions on the mobile industry.…

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Microsoft Could Drop Support for Windows RT

According to Microsoft Devices Chief Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft has too many operating systems for consumers and is looking to compact rather than expand. “We have the Windows Phone OS, we have Windows RT and we have…

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Microsoft Targeting The Sale Of 16 Million Windows 8.1 Tablets Over Christmas

Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite says that Microsoft are hoping to sell 16 million Windows 8.1 tablets over the holiday season this year. To achieve this ambitious goal Microsoft believes it needs to reinvent how people perceive…

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Microsoft Says Its Surface Brand Is Confusing Customers

To our average reader I’d expect the difference between the Surface Pro and the Surface RT is pretty obvious – one runs Windows 8 RT and the other runs full Windows 8, one has an Nvidia…

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Windows Phone 8.1 To Support 10″ Tablets

While Microsoft is working hard to integrate the two platforms of theirs, those being the ARM dependent Windows RT and their Windows Phone platform, here’s something that confirms the impending demise of the former in favor…

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Nokia “Sirius” Tablet Spotted In Graphics Benchmark Leak

PhoneArena reports that Nokia’s Sirius tablet has appeared in the listing of a graphics benchmark, more or less confirming its existence. This Nokia Windows RT tablet has had some key details being revealed by the benchmark log. Firstly…

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New Leaked Picture Shows Nokia’s “Sirius” Windows RT Tablet

Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite.com has posted a picture of what is apparently the upcoming Nokia Lumia tablet based on Windows RT. The tablet which is being called the Nokia Sirius for the time being is expected…

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Microsoft Clearing First-Gen Surface Inventory For Surface 2 October Launch

A Digitimes report states that Microsoft is currently on a aggressive clearance of first generation Surface stocks. Microsoft has attempted to boost sales by dropping the price of its Surface Pro by $100 in North America…

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Dell Drops Cheap Windows RT Tablets

According to ITWorld.com Dell has ditched one of its affordable Windows RT offerings – the $299 XPS 10. Since its introduction at a price of $499 last October the price of the Dell Windows RT tablet…

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Analyst Says Microsoft Is Unhappy With Dell, HP and Lenovo

An ITProPortal report has published the opinions of industry analyst Patrick Moorhead with regards to the success of Microsoft’s tablet venture. He believes that Microsoft is actually quite unhappy with Dell, Lenovo and HP’s performance with…

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Nokia’s Windows 8.1 Tablet Due In September

Nokia have been one of the strongest promoters of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system despite it being received relatively poorly by mobile consumers. Despite that Nokia is a brand that remains very loyal to Microsoft and…

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Surface RT Sales On The Rise

WinRT Source has been trying to figure out whether Microsoft’s recent price cuts have boosted sales. After asking several stores across the USA whether the price cuts have boosted sales, they say 100% of the 20…

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Microsoft Says It Has No Intention Of Abandoning Windows RT

Windows RT has been surrounded by crisis talks of late as vendors like Samsung, Acer and ASUS have all more or less dropped, or plan to drop, the ARM-based Windows operating system. Microsoft on the other…

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ASUS Will Avoid Windows RT For Now According To Chairman

In an interview with AllThingsD the ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih stated that ASUS would be avoiding the Windows RT operating system because he didn’t see that the platform had the ability to be successful. He said…

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Samsung Reaffirms Anti-Windows RT Position

A recent report suggested that there is much growing discontent with Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system to the point where Microsoft might be considering its retirement. Samsung are one of the most high profile dissenters and recently,…

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Windows 8.1 Preview System Requirements Revealed

The Windows 8.1 Preview is arriving on June 26th and will be unveiled at an event in San Francisco known as the Microsoft Build Developer Conference. This event will last from June 26th to June 28th…

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Microsoft’s Partners Refusing Windows RT OS, It Could Now Be Retired

While we have known that Windows 8 has been relatively unsuccessful it has been documented that Windows RT has been even more unsuccessful. Now according to a report by the Digitimes it has been so unsuccessful…

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Samsung CEO Says Demand for Windows Tablets and Phones is Lackluster

Samsung’s Mobile Communications President, JK Shin, who just received a promotion to joint-CEO of Samsung electronic has had some damning words to say about Microsoft products. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal he downplayed…

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Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Sales Fell Below Expectations

Microsoft’s entrance into the tablet market was hyped up beyond belief and with all the promotional material they had, Microsoft really set everyone’s expectations high. However, since the launch everything about the Surface has more or…

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Nokia reveals Lumia Windows RT Tablet to Pakistani media accidentally

Nokia was launching their Lumia 620 in Pakistan, but what pulled people’s attention was that the Finnish handset manufacturer revealed the Lumia tablet in their background showcase. The Lumia-themed tablet has similarities when compared to smartphones,…