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Microsoft's long and tortured history in tablets

For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly reachable on the horizon, that disappointed as hopeful companies got closer. Microsoft has experienced this cycle of hope and disappointment many times....


Microsoft Unveils a Tablet to Challenge the iPad

Surface Tablet

In its biggest-ever push into the hardware business, Microsoft unveiled a tablet computer called Surface that is designed to challenge Apple’s iPad. At an event here, the company showed off the device, which is about the same weight and thickness as an iPad, with a 10.6-inch screen. The tablet has a built-in “kickstand” that will allow users to prop it up for watching movies, and a detachable cover that will serve double duty as a keyboard.

Senh: The kickstand with a keyboard looks pretty interesting. Since it runs on Windows 8, it should run the usual programs created for it, like Office and Photoshop. If the price is comparable to the iPad, then this is threat to Apple.


'Major' Microsoft announcement

Microsoft is expected to make a "major" announcement Monday. Speculation about the Los Angeles media event is that the company plans to unveil either a tablet computer or a system that uses an upcoming version of Windows to help people access TV shows and movies across a range of devices.


Microsoft Expected to Introduce Tablet

Windows 8

The device, running a new version of the Windows operating system, would be the first computer of the company’s own design — and would be aimed squarely at Apple’s iPad.


Microsoft unveils Xbox Music

XBox Music

Microsoft has announced that it will be launching a new music service known as Xbox Music. Xbox Music will offer more than 30 million songs on Xbox 360s, Windows 8 PCs, tablets and phones.


Microsoft plugging $300 million into Nook


Microsoft Corp will invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble Inc's digital and college businesses in a deal that values the businesses at $1.7 billion.


Nokia Says Windows 8 Tablet Coming June 2012

Nokia Says Windows 8 Tablet Coming June 2012

Oops! Nokia will launch a Windows 8-based tablet in June 2012, according to Paul Amsellen, the company’s general manager in France. He disclosed the tidbit in an interview with Les Echos; The Verge picked up on the news.


Advertising Report: Google Dings Bing, Facebook Arrives, Tablets Rule Mobile

Advertising Report: Google Dings Bing, Facebook Arrives, Tablets Rule Mobile

As search spending continued to rise in the just-ended third quarter, Google regained market share lost during the last couple of quarters to Microsoft's Bing search engine, according to a new report to be released Tuesday morning by Efficient Frontier, which manages about $1 billion in search, display, and social advertising for agencies and advertisers. ...


Microsoft lines up its big swing at tablets

Microsoft lines up its big swing at tablets

Next week a high-ranking Microsoft executive will stand on stage and show off a new version of Windows on a tablet computer. It won't be the first time. But, when Windows chief Steven Sinofsky shows off an early version of its next touch-enabled, tablet-friendly operating system to independent developers at their annual conference in Anaheim next Tuesday, there is a sense that it really matters.


Microsoft to Limit Windows Tablets

Microsoft plans to restrict the number of computer hardware makers that initially can make tablets using its Windows operating system, requiring five select chip makers to pair up with one development partner each.


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