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Tami Reller has stated today at Computex 2013 that new 7- and 8-inch Windows 8 x86 tablets will come with the basic Microsoft Office 2013 apps Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote out of the box
A new report is stating that Microsoft is cutting the price on Windows RT for smaller tablets to help encourage OEMs to produce tablets that sell at a competitive price point.
IDC has cut its worldwide forecast for PC shipments again for 2013, saying it now sees a decline of 7.8 percent for the year. In another report, it sees tablet shipments outpacing PCs by 2015.
Lenovo has published its quarterly earnings report and the Chinese manufacturer has had a record setting quarter. They now stand at 15.5% of the global PC market and they rank third on smart devices.
Samsung says it will be showing off new displays this week that will include a 2560x1600 WQXGA LCD for 10.1 inch tablets and a 3200x1800 WQXGA+ LCD display for 13.3 inch laptops.
NVIDIA has backed Microsoft's ARM-based tablet platform, Windows RT, saying that it has a "bright future", while also mentioning that multiple Tegra 4-powered Windows RT machines are on their way
Asus has confirmed that it will be making smaller Windows 8 tablets in the near future, adding they are "very optimistic about sales for Windows 8 tablets this year."
BlackBerry's CEO thinks users will no longer want tablets within five years, claiming they "are not a good business model", adding that BlackBerry will be "the absolute leader in mobile computing."
According to Intel's CEO future Atom-powered Windows 8 tablets will have a very low starting price: $200. The new Atom Bay Trail chips will also offer great performance and long battery life.
An update has been made to Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass app for Android, adding support for tablets 7-inches or larger, while also adding a few other features, and fixing numerous bugs.
A new report from The Wall Street Journal claims Microsoft is working on a 7-inch tablet, citing unnamed sources, adding that the device will go into mass production later this year.
Research by the IDC has predicted that Microsoft's tablet market share will grow to 10% in 2017, but the Surface RT will account for just 2.7% of that. Additionally, iPad shipments will drop in 2013.
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According to a report China is set to surpass the US as the world's largest smart device market by the end of this month. This comes from data aggregated from iOS and Android apps.
A few days after announcing its first Chromebook, a new rumor claims HP could launch its own Android-based tablets, starting with one running NVIDIA's Tegra 4 processor.
In a report today, Marin Software - who advise Macy's, Gap and others on web-search ads - predict that Google could make $5 billion from tablet ad clicks alone.
Microsoft's chief financial officer Peter Klein said today that Windows 8 is "set up" to support smaller tablets than the current 10 inch models that the company and other PC OEMs currently sell.
A new report from the NPD Group claims that 37 percent of PC users are now doing some former PC activities such as web browsing and Facebook access on their tablet or smartphone.
According to a new report, Microsoft's Mountain View campus was robbed of some valuable equipment recently. The only problem is that equipment only consisted of Apple iPads - no Microsoft products.
Even though Microsoft will not be exhibiting at CES 2013, or delivering the opening keynote, there will still be a load of products on show utilizing Microsoft's software such as Windows 8
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According to a new report by Bloomberg, HTC is working on two Windows RT tablets. The report states a 7-inch tablet and 12-inch tablet will be released by the company next year.
When Microsoft announced its Surface tablets, it revealed Windows RT and Windows 8 versions. Some people have insisted they'll wait for the Windows 8-powered Surface Pro, but will most people?
An update for Xbox SmartGlass on Android has just landed, bringing with it support for 7-inch tablets as well as numerous bug fixes. Disappointingly, 10-inch tablets still aren't supported
As tablets take to the skies to make things easier for in-flight crew members, Emirates Airline announces plans to deploy a thousand Windows 8 tablets to its flight attendants by the end of next year.
Analyst firm Gartner predicts the market for "smart devices" will grow considerably in the next year totaling 1.2 billion devices being sold. That's up 50% from 2012's 821 million smart devices.
A Microsoft representative has said the company has no current plans for a Windows 8 7-inch tablet in the launch time frame. The representative didn't clarify if those plans could change, however.
Contrary to earlier claims that Pegatron will build its Surface tablets, a report states that Microsoft has established its own factory to build Surface and "a new product range" of own-brand devices.
An iPad buyer was left disappointed in Texas after receiving an iPad box stuffed with notepads rather than Apple's tablet, leaving one very disappointed teenager on their birthday.
With less than three weeks to go, we go over which Windows 8 and Windows RT notebook-tablet hybrids we are most excited to try out when Microsoft launches both operating systems on October 26th.
A new report claims, via unnamed sources, that Intel-based Windows 8 tablets with the Clover Trail chip have not yet been approved by Microsoft due to issues with their power management software.
Following Amazon's recent announcement of its Kindle Fire HD tablets, Barnes and Noble has announced two HD tablets of its own, the 7-inch Nook HD and the 9-inch Nook HD+.
Over the past few weeks, Neowin has had conversations with several Microsoft executives who seem to deflect conversations about Microsoft's upcoming Surface and instead want to talk about OEMs.
Microsoft has yet to release pricing details for its upcoming Surface line of tablets, but just how much room is there for the company to price the tablet line? Not much, thanks to Amazon and Google.
There are many questions surrounding Windows RT and the desktop mode but thanks to IFA, more details have surfaced as folks have been able to get their hands on tablets and see all of its abilities.
Amazon has announced that it is now sold out of its Kindle Fire tablets, which is a big clue that the company will launch a new version of the tablet in a press event next week.
Despite the pessimism expressed by Steve Jobs for 7-inch tablets, an internal e-mail between Apple executives reveal some in the company actually supported making a smaller iPad.
Several major tech companies have joined together with Futuremark to develop 3DMark for Android. 3DMark is already one of the major benchmarking systems for desktop PCs.
Seton Hall University students will get free tablets made by Samsung that are running Windows 8, along with free Nokia Lumia 900 smartphones
Microsoft is imposing heavy restrictions on for the Windows RT and Windows 8 launch in October, only allowing three ARM chipset makers and six OEMs total to develop tablets for the launch.
The US head of the retail store company Staples claims that Amazon has five or maybe six new tablet SKUs planned for a future release. Amazon has yet to comment on this news.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini claimed in a financial conference call that 20 Windows 8-based tablets are in the works for the launch of Microsoft's next operating system this fall.
Antoine Leblond, the head of Windows Web Services at Microsoft, predicted this week that tablets will outsell the traditional desktop PCs by the end of 2013.
A new report suggests that Microsoft is charging manufacturers $85 for each Windows RT license, which will place a major hurdle in front of vendors who want cheap tablets to compete with the iPad.
A Dell executive denounces the iPad as being costly and challenging for business IT departments to support, claiming that a software fault on the Apple tablet can take up to four days to resolve.
Intel said this week that over 20 tablets designed to run on Windows 8 are in the works that will run on processors made by Intel, which means Intel will be making a big push in the tablet market.
Acer used its Computex press event to announced plans for two upcoming Windows 8-based tablets, including an 11.6 inch Iconia W700 and the 10.1 inch Iconia W510 model.
A leaked road map from Fujitsu confirms that the PC maker has two slates in the works that will be based on Windows 8, along with two upcoming Android tablets.
John Romero, the man behind classics like Doom and Quake, and really the modern shooter genre, thinks that consoles will soon go the way of the dodo, brought down by tablets and the post-PC revolution