While Microsoft’s Surface tablets proved completely underwhelming, a report suggests that the company might have another bash at the platform.
Tablet makers are set to roll out the next generation of cheaper tablets over the coming weeks and it is now clear that competition in the cutthroat market will intensify in the second half of the year.
Apple continues to lose ground to arch-rival Samsung at an alarming rate.
Google exec Eric Schmidt has reiterated multiple times that Mountain View's mobile Android operating system and web-centric Chrome OS will remain two distinct entities, at least for now.
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments hit 40.6 million units in Q1 2013. Apple still dominates the market, but Android is gaining ground. In addition, the first Windows 8 tablets went on sale in Q1, but they haven’t been a runaway success, to say the least.
Sales of oversized smartphones and tablets are strong, and according to Transparency Market Research, the trend is set to continue over the next five years.
Redmond is expanding Surface RT and Surface Pro availability to a number of new markets, including major emerging economies.
Opinion In his departing notes to shareholders last night, Intel CEO Paul Otellini was remarkably upbeat about a boat that is increasingly beginning to resemble the now famous Itanic.
Although Windows RT is starting to look like a massive flop, Dell doesn’t appear to be ready to jump ship just yet. The company is still working on future generations of Windows RT gear, namely its XPS 10 tablet.
Approximately 150 million tablets (up 38% year-over-year) are forecasted to ship globally in 2013. Thus far, Apple has reigned since the introduction of its iPad in 2010, though Samsung and others continue to erode its early success.
Opinion There is no other way of saying it, PC makers are in a world of trouble. The slump is getting worse and many punters now believe that we might see two subsequent quarters of double digit decline. The trouble is, they can’t do much about it, at least not in the short term.
Sales of Microsoft's Surface tablets - both Windows RT and 8 - have been considerably less-than-stellar. Nevertheless, Redmond is said to be designing a new lineup of devices, including a 7-inch tablet which could kick off mass production in late 2013.
Microsoft is regretting copying Apple's warranty tactics in China just as the fruity toymaker falls foul of the authorities.
Increasing demand for tablets, coupled with weak demand from China, is expected to hit notebook shipments in the second quarter.
Intel's "Haswell" chip is now shipping to major PC makers, despite the fact that it has a bug which causes your USB drive to disappear.
A report from analyst company Gartner said that the traditional PC market will slip in 2013 by 7.6 percent as people open their wallets to spend on tablets and smartphones instead.
Rumours that online bookseller Amazon might be developing its own smartphone gathered momentum after it announced that it had hired a a 20-year Microsoft veteran who most recently worked in its Windows Phone unit.
More than a billion smartphones and tablets are in use around the world, and research outfit Flurry has detected more than 2,000 unique device models so far.
A survey carried out by Stibo Systems has revealed that the number of m-commerce purchases has increased by 19 percent over the last year.
Microsoft is once again trying to ensure that Surface does as well as it possibly can.