June 9th, 2012

HTC Banned From Manufacturing Windows 8 Tablets?

Microsoft has refused to certify HTC as a Windows 8 Tablet OEM, according to sources that spoke to Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity. Windows 8 tablets – both ARM and x86 powered – have been the center of attention at Computex, which wraps up this weekend in Taipei. The sources that spoke to Bloomberg [...]

May 10th, 2012

Is Microsoft Locking Out Other Browsers From Windows RT?

Microsoft may be locking out other browsers from Windows RT (Windows on ARM) by withholding crucial APIs from developers, according to accusations from the Mozilla Foundation. According to reports and reliable rumor sources, Windows RT will offer a touchscreen centric tiled ‘Metro’ UI that only runs apps purchased from Microsoft’s iTunes style app store, in [...]

April 19th, 2012

Digitimes: 32 Windows 8 Tablets Expected in 2012

According to a report by Digitimes, 32 Windows 8 based tablets will be available from first party vendors by the end of 2012. This mass release of tablets is part of a plan to push the global market share of the iPad down to 50% by the end of 2013. Digitimes reports that noted vendors [...]

April 17th, 2012

Windows 8 to be Offered in 4 Editions

Late Monday Microsoft revealed details about the versions of Windows 8 it plans to offer late this year, announcing in a blog post that it will sell three editions for Intel PCs – Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise – and one – Windows 8 RT (formally known as Windows on ARM) – for ARM-based devices. [...]

March 27th, 2012

Windows 8 Release Candidate Expected by June

According to a report by Dutch blog WinUnleaked, Microsoft is planning on launching a release candidate of Windows 8 in either late May or early June. On Saturday, a post by Canouna on the blog claimed that, “We know the Release Candidate of Windows 8 will be shared with the public between the end of [...]

March 22nd, 2012

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 Resolution

Windows 8 is ready to run at resolutions that meet ‘Retina’ resolutions according to a new blog post by David Washington, a senior program manager on the User Experience team. According to Mr. Washington, Windows 8 will require a minimum of 1024×768 to run and will be able to push out a maximum of 2560*1440. As [...]

March 20th, 2012

Windows 8 to Launch in October

Citing unnamed sources within the company, Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is planning on debuting Windows 8 in October. According to Bloomberg’s report, Windows 8 will be launched in October on devices running x86 and ARM chips. Though Microsoft intends to push Windows on ARM as a way to promote a Windows tablet ecosystem, sources [...]

March 13th, 2012

Nokia may Manufacture Windows 8 Tablet

Nokia will launch their first tablet – a Windows on ARM device – in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a report by Digitimes. Digitimes’ sources, the usual “upstream component suppliers”, claim that Nokia is working on a 10-inch Qualcomm based tablet with Compal Electronics. Initial shipments are expected to be in the 200,000 [...]

March 8th, 2012

Can Dell Slay the Leviathan With a Windows Tablet?

Citing his company’s belief that there is “a lot of demand” for a Windows 8 tablet, Dell CEO Michael Dell told the business talk show Bloomberg West that his company is prepping a Windows 8 tablet for release the day the OS becomes available. “Having a secure Windows tablet that works with all the Windows [...]

March 8th, 2012

For the PC World the End is Nigh, Warns Former Microsoft Exec

Ray Ozzie’s first public comments on Microsoft, after stepping down from the company abruptly in 2010, were melancholic – foreboding of a time where the company would be quickly declining in relevancy under its current business model. “People argue about ‘are we in a post-PC world?’. Why are we arguing? Of course we are in [...]