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Dell Announces New Windows 8.1, Android Tablets

Last month, Dell shareholders approved a $25 billion buyout of the company by a group of investors led by Dell founder Michael Dell. Dell announced that he would take the company private and refocus its efforts on enterprise solutions and services. That doesn’t mean, however, that the company has fully given up on the hardware business. Dell this week announced …

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Surface Team Is Working On Multiple Tablet Sizes

One of the most persistent rumors regarding Microsoft’s Surface tablets is that the company would be making a 7-incher. That turned out to not be the case when the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were revealed last week as both tablets feature 1080p 10.6-inch displays. Of course, the lack of a 7-inch tablet today doesn’t mean that we’ll never …

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Report: New Surface Tablets Won’t Help Microsoft

One week ago, Microsoft announced its updated Windows tablet lineup, the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The announcement was greeted with little fanfare, but proved that Microsoft is pushing ahead with its tablet plans, despite the failure of the first generation of Surface tablets. The company took a $900 million inventory adjustment in its latest quarterly report due …

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iPad Now Being Overtaken by Android Tablets

After Apple founded the modern smartphone market in 2007, it took several years for smartphones using Google’s Android operating system to collectively catch up to Apple’s smartphone shipments. Now just three years on from the release of the original iPad, it appears that Android manufacturers are already overtaking Apple in the tablet market. Market research firm ABI Research today released …

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Tablet Phone Features Could Become More Popular

As the tablet market has grown, so the PC market has fallen. Tablets are now nearly as ubiquitous in western markets as smartphones, and sales of the devices are expect to hit record levels this holiday season. Though Apple introduced the original iPad in a 10-inch size it envisioned to be perfect, consumers seem to be comfortable settling in with …

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Tablet Panel Shipments Were Back Up in July

Though tablets are still predicted to out-sell traditional PCs and notebooks this holiday season, the devices still saw declining declining shipments throughout the spring. Analysts attributed the declines to a lack of new tablet devices and the impending saturation of western markets. Now, with new tablets finally making their way into stores, shipments of the products are finally heating up …

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Microsoft Rumored to Ship 3 Million Surfaces Next Year

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled its next-generation tablets, the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The upgraded tablets are relatively conservative improvements on Microsoft’s Surface lineup, and the company did not significantly drop the price of the tablets. DigiTimes today reported that Microsoft is expected to ship a combined 3 million units of its next-generation Surface devices in the …

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Learn More About The Development Of The New Surface Tablets

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the next step in its attempt to dethrone the iPad: the Surface Pro 2 and the Surface 2. The all new tablets have the same excellent hardware design as their predecessors, but Microsoft is introducing some new elements to mix it up (sometimes quite literally). In a new interview with Panos Panay, the head of the Surface …

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Microsoft’s Updated Surface 2 Officially Announced

Though Microsoft was expected to unveil a smaller mini-tablet device at today’s Surface event, in order to compete more closely with popular tablets from Apple, Google, and Amazon. Instead, Microsoft revealed relatively conservative updates to its Surface and Surface Pro tablets. While the Surface Pro 2 will maintain that device’s high $899 price tag, the Surface 2 is the more …

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Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 2, Still Costs $899

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched the Surface Pro – a Windows 8 Pro-powered PC shrunk into the body of a tablet. It did well enough for the company, and now it wants to improve upon it even more. At a Surface event this morning, Microsoft unveiled the all new Surface Pro 2. As you would expect, this is mostly an …

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Microsoft Expected to Announce Surface Mini Tablet

Microsoft’s attempt at a first-party Windows 8 tablet lineup was a failure. A year on from the launch of its Surface tablets, the company took a $900 million adjustment on unsold Surface RT tablets during its fourth quarter. Significant price drops for Surface tablets followed, and Microsoft even took to getting rid of its unsold Surface tablets through its “Bing …

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Mobile External Display Capabilities to Expand in Coming Years

As smartphones and other mobile platforms have become more prevalent, PC sales have begun to slump. However, consumers till need to get things done on larger screens. While some manufacturers have managed to specialize for the PC market, others are attempting to blend the mobile with external displays, essentially making smartphones and tablets primary computing devices. Market analyst firm ABI …

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