Come October 26th, Microsoft will release its new Surface device to the high street. However, particularly devoted customers may be able to snap up the tablet sooner rather than later by visiting their closest Microsoft store.
Microsoft reports profit dip ahead of crucial Windows 8 launch
It’s that time of the year again. Public tech companies report their earnings for the previous quarter, and analysts and tech bloggers get to dissect them and compare them against predictions. Now it's Microsoft's turn.
Nokia’s slump continues with $1.27 billion quarterly loss, hopes Lumia 920 will turn things around
Not the savior that it was hoped to become, the Windows-running Lumia smartphones have failed to get Nokia out of the red. The company’s Q3 financial results released today show that the Microsoft partnership has yet to bear a fruitful outcome, as the once mighty ruler reported a net loss of $1.27 billion.
Do you know the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?
Microsoft has trumpeted Windows 8, along with Windows Phone 8, as the realignment of its range to present a familiar experience across devices. So, what is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?
Microsoft accidentally reveals the pricing of Surface with Windows RT: starts at $499
It looks like someone at Microsoft hit the wrong key because the company unexpectedly published a web page that showed the pricing of the Surface. It seems that Microsoft are trying to compete with the high end tablet makers as the the entry level tablet with 32GB of storage will cost $499. That is the same price as a third generation iPad but with only 16GB or an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" wth 4G LTE Wireless and the same 32GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 which comes with a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor and 2 GB RAM Memory, cost the same $499. There are also cheaper large screen Android tablets with SmartQ offering the dual-core T30, with 2GB of RAM and 10.1 inch - 1280 x 800 display [...]
Skype has reached 45 million concurrent users and that number is only expected to grow
Skype has had an exciting nine years of life. They've been acquired twice. Once by eBay and once by Microsoft. Even so, the video chatting giant has reached a memorable plateau of 45 million users online at the same time. Despite a lot of competition in the video chatting market, Skype's numbers are trending upward.
Analyst says Windows 8 expectations are falling rapidly
Brian White, an analyst for Topeka Capital, is reporting some unfortunate news for Microsoft’s investors and supporters. After a recent trip to Asia to meet with various supply chains, he reported that the mood is pretty bleak ahead of the grand launch of Windows 8.
Microsoft to push its Xbox Music service to Android in early 2013
Microsoft’s Xbox Music is set to join the long list of digital music services that are readily available today like Google Music, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Cloud Player, Sony Music Unlimited and Samsung Music Hub. This time around, Microsoft isn’t making it an exclusive for one platform only, as the software giant plans to bring the revamped service to Android and iOS devices as well.
Tech giants war for Christmas: Samsung, Microsoft, Google and Apple spend billions
The advertising assault to capture your Christmas cash and secure a place as the must-have item this holiday season has begun. According to analysts, this Christmas is set to be the biggest yet because there are so many new products launching.