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Topic: tablets

Editorial: The mysterious failure of Microsoft's Surface RT

07/20/2013, 06:07 am

This last week, Microsoft announced disappointing earnings that reflected the battered market for PCs and the company's inability to gain traction in smartphones. But most notable was the $900 million "inventory adjustment" related to Surface RT, Microsoft's beleaguered iPad contender. How could it have failed so badly?

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Microsoft caught lying about tablet size in comparison to Apple's iPad

05/23/2013, 03:05 pm

In an attempt to draw interest away from Apple's iPad, Microsoft has set up a tablet comparison page that falsely presents the iPad as having a smaller screen than a Windows tablet with less screen area.

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Analyst: Apple can 'relax,' as Google Nexus 7 is 'just another' Android tablet

06/28/2012, 01:06 am

One financial analyst says Apple's iPad is in little danger of losing its top spot on the tablet heap to Google's newly-announced Nexus 7, as he believes the device is "just another Android-based tablet."

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Google, Asus expected to unveil $199 tablet this week at I/O conference

06/26/2012, 11:06 pm

Google is believed to be "taking direct aim" at Apple's iPad this week with the anticipated unveiling of a $199 tablet at its Google I/O conference, a new report claims.

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PC makers hint at feelings of 'betrayal' over Microsoft's Surface tablet

06/20/2012, 02:06 am

Some within the PC industry are experiencing a "sense of betrayal" over the secrecy behind Microsoft's recently-unveiled Surface tablet, which will compete directly with Windows licensees, a new report claims.

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Microsoft warned PC partners it was entering tablet hardware space

06/19/2012, 12:06 am

On the heels of the unveiling of Microsoft's Surface tablet, CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that his company gave PC partners a heads up that it was going to begin producing its own tablet hardware.

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Rumor: Google, Asus to release joint 7-inch tablet in July

05/24/2012, 01:05 am

Google and Asus are gearing up to release a co-developed 7-inch tablet in July with initial shipments of 600,000 units, according to a new unverified report.

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Google 'quite focused' on low-end Android tablets as iPad controls high end

04/13/2012, 02:04 am

Google CEO Larry Page said on Thursday that his company is "quite focused" on reaching the lower end of the tablet market, even as Apple's iPad continues to dominate the high-end price range.

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Samsung's 7" Galaxy Tab 2 tablet coming to US in April, 10" version in May

04/11/2012, 10:04 pm

Samsung is looking to provide an update challenge to Apple's iPad on its home turf with the U.S. release of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 on April 22 and the 10-inch Galaxy Tab 2 on May 11.

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First wave of Windows 8 tablets rumored to arrive in October

03/21/2012, 01:03 am

On the heels of a report that Microsoft is aiming to release Windows 8 in September or October, a new rumor claims first-tier tablet vendors will launch their first Windows 8 devices in October.

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Google, Asus rumored to team up for co-branded 7" tablet later this year

03/09/2012, 03:03 am

A new rumor out of the Far East claims Google and Asus are partnering on a 7-inch co-branded tablet that could arrive as early as May and will be priced between $199-249.

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Amazon rumored to launch 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in Q2 2012

11/21/2011, 03:11 am

Amazon is prepping an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire model for launch by the end of the second quarter of 2012, a new report claims.

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Teardown of Amazon's Kindle Fire reveals Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chip

11/16/2011, 02:11 am

A teardown of Amazon's new Kindle Fire showed that the online retailer went with the 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor for its entry into the media tablet market.

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Amazon ramps up Kindle Fire production to 5 million units in 2011

11/10/2011, 03:11 am

Faced with greater than expected demand, Amazon has increased orders for its Kindle Fire tablet to a total of five million by the end of the year, according to a new report out of the Far East.

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Amazon reportedly planning switch to 8.9" display for next-gen Kindle Fire

11/03/2011, 11:11 pm

Amazon is rumored to be changing its product roadmap for its 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet, with plans to make the second-generation model with an 8.9-inch display.

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Microsoft axed Courier tablet in favor of 'Windows Everywhere' strategy - report

11/02/2011, 01:11 am

Software giant Microsoft scrapped the Courier tablet project last year because the device diverged from its strategy of bringing Windows everywhere without compromise, a new report claims.

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Barnes & Noble expected to launch new Nook tablet on Nov. 7

11/01/2011, 01:11 am

Book seller Barnes & Noble is expected to unveil a new tablet to compete with Amazon's Kindle line and Apple's iPad through a "very special announcement" at an event on Monday, Nov. 7.

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Hearst says paid downloads top 300k per month; tablet e-commerce conversion rates higher

09/28/2011, 01:09 am

Hearst Corp., a big-name magazine and newspaper publisher, has announced that paid digital downloads of its titles have topped 300,000 per month, while a new study shows that tablet users have a higher e-commerce conversion rate than shoppers using a PC.

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Amazon signs magazine publishers, Fox ahead of tablet launch

09/27/2011, 01:09 am

Amazon has reached agreements with three large publishing houses to provide digital magazine content for the company's upcoming iPad competitor, according to a new report, while also adding Fox movies and TV shows to its Amazon Prime streaming video service.

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Amazon to build 12M 'Tequila' and 'Whitney' Kindles, 3M 7-inch 'Hollywood' tablets

09/26/2011, 08:09 pm

Amazon is set to release two new Kindle black-and-white e-ink models in addition to an aggressively-priced 7-inch tablet with a color LCD screen on Wednesday, with the company considering expanding to larger 10.1-inch and 8.9-inch tablets next year to compete with Apple's iPad.

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