Is it sour grapes? Quite a few people would characterize it that way. In an interview Monday morning on CNBC, Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, described (embedded video) the Surface tablet as the tablet that iPad users really...
(12 days ago)
Users of iPad and Android tablets might not have noticed, but a lot of them are "frustrated" because they "can't type, they can't create documents, they don't have [Microsoft] Office there." At least according to Bill Gates, who three years ago said of the iPad: "there's nothing on the iPad I look at and say 'Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.'" But with total iPad sales...
(11 days ago)
Karl Volkman of SRV Network discusses how Windows Blue will help Microsoft's tablet.
(1 month and 3 days ago)
Microsoft and its newest Windows 8 operating system have had a rough go since the software first released in October -- unfortunately, the bad press for Windows 8 and the company's Surface tablet continued on Friday when a key executive at Samsung spoke out against Microsoft's latest offerings.
(2 months and 9 days ago)
In an interview yesterday with CNBC, Bill Gates shared his views on Microsoft’s position in the mobile device market. After arguing that iPad users are “frustrated” by the limitations of their devices, he stated that with Windows 8, Microsoft is poised to scoop up the many consumers who demand greater capability out of their tablet. “Via Surface and Surface Pro, you’ve got...
(11 days ago)
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates let it all hang out on Monday answering questions during an ask-me-anything session on Reddit. Gates wanted questions to focus on his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to improving healthcare and reducing poverty around the world. This being Reddit and the favorite hangout of many geeks,...
(3 months and 5 days ago)
Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet with the Windows 8 OS is due to ship on Feb. 9, starting at $899. The tablet will have a 10.6-inch screen and come in models with 64GB and 128GB of storage. Surface Pro’s early reviews have been mixed, and there are many Windows 8 alternatives already available from Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard. The tablets come with touchscreens...
(3 months and 9 days ago)
Microsoft has confirmed that smaller Windows 8 tablets will come to market in the near future. These will fill a gap in the Windows ecosystem and boost demand for Windows 8 by addressing key downsides to the early Surface tablets. Windows tablet sales seemed to start off impressively, but the overall results so far are mediocre at best. Microsoft isn't sharing the numbers,...
(29 days ago)
The Surface tablet may not be crushing the competition with the vigor that Microsoft undoubtedly hoped it would. However, as compared to its third-party Windows tablet brethren, Surface is absolutely killing it—though Windows tablets still have a long road to travel before they're considered anything close to a success. Between the Surface Pro and the Surface RT, Microsoft...
(16 days ago)
Rumors continue to swirl around Microsoft's potential plans for a 7-inch Surface tablet, as smaller, less-expensive slates gobble up an ever-increasing slice of the market. Today, The Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft is working on a 7-inch Surface, citing “people familiar with the company's plans.” (It's worth noting that Microsoft recently changed the...
(1 month and 6 days ago)
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