Rumors of Nokia’s alleged first “phablet” have been coming our way left and right over the past few weeks, pretty much already setting its existence in stone. But if there was still someone who doubted a “Bandit” was imminent, all reluctance shall be shattered to pieces today.
According to Microsoft and their sometimes fun, sometimes deceptive commercials, the Asus VivoTab Smart, Dell XPS 10, Surface RT and Acer Iconia W3 are all faster, cheaper and/or better at multitasking than Apple’s iPad and iPad Mini.
Rumors and speculation around Nokia’s upcoming Windows RT tablet are becoming more and more frequent, and now a picture of what is allegedly the Verizon variant of the tablet has surfaced online.
An anonymous tipster suggests that Nokia will be announcing its first Windows 8 tablet sometime in September, followed by an unveiling of its Lumia phablet in November.
Asus, a major Microsoft OEM partner, will hold off on producing more hardware to run Windows RT in the foreseeable future, a move which falls in line with consumer sentiments about the ARM-powered alternative OS in the media consumption sector.
It’s the same old story with just a slightly tweaked script. Windows-based tablets are better than Apple’s iPads, despite what sales numbers say, and the best Microsoft can come up with to prove that is through deceitful commercials that only tell one side of the story.
ASUS has pushed back plans to make more Windows RT-based tablets and will be focusing efforts on tablets running the desktop version of Windows 8 on Intel processors, describing Windows RT devices as “not very promising.”
Some snaps of what is purportedly a Nokia prototype Windows RT tablet have surfaced.
Windows RT may go down the webOS path. Oops…
Looks like someone is desperate to clear their inventory. Microsoft, in a special offer valid only to students, is selling their Surface RT tablets (Windows 8 on ARM) for an amazingly low price of just $199. In an effort to push Surface tablets to classrooms (or rather, clear their inventory), Microsoft is selling their Surface
New x86 Windows 8 tablets to ship with Microsoft Office & Windows RT 8.1 update to launch Outlook 2013 RT client
At this year's Computex Windows CFO Tami Reller reveals that all new x86 Windows 8 tablets will come pre-loaded with Office, and that Windows RT devices are getting access to Outlook 2013 with the upcoming 8.1 update.
Microsoft announced their first Halo title for Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and Windows RT. Co-developed by 343 Industries, Halo: Spartan Assault will land on all three platforms coming July. The time has finally arrived. Microsoft, together with 343 industries has finally announced a Halo title for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8.
A couple of weeks ago, we had posted an interesting story about HTC working on 12-inch and 7-inch Windows 8 RT powered tablets. A fresh rumor indicates that the troubled company may have cancelled the larger 12-inch version. Remember the HTC Flyer? If you don’t, you’re forgiven. HTC hasn’t had a particularly happening history in