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Microsoft Surface Usage Over Time

Microsoft is bleeding Surface users as interest wanes

May 20th, 2014

Ahead of Microsoft’s Surface event on Tuesday, Chitika took a look at some usage statistics in the non-iPad tablet market, and the results for Microsoft’s devices were a tad bit worrying. Based on tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian online ad impressions, Chitika found that the Surface and Surface 2 usage share in the tablet …

Tablet Battery Life Test

Guess which tablets have the longest battery life on the planet

January 28th, 2014

There are dozens of different features to weigh when buying a new tablet. The size is important, the platform and ecosystem matter of course, specs and available storage impact buying decisions, and plenty more must be considered. Battery life is likely near the top of many tablet buyers’ lists as well, since buying a tablet …

Tablet Survey Worst Features

This is what everyone hates the most about their tablets

December 20th, 2013

People love their tablets… except when they don’t. Fixya, a self-described “community based trouble-shooting resource,” has followed up on a report it released last month about the biggest smartphone pain points with a new report showing what everyone hates the most about their tablets. Fixya said that it created its latest report by “sifting through over 10,000 problem …

Surface Pro 2, Surface 2 Sold Out

‘Extremely popular’ Surface Pro 2, Surface 2 sold out at retailers

December 16th, 2013

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets are selling very well, according to Mashable‘s checks with various retailers where the devices are sold out with just over a week to go until Christmas. It’s unclear whether Microsoft built smaller quantities of tablets and might be manufacturing the sellouts, or whether the company is actually enjoying …

Nokia Lumia 2520, Surface 2 Display Comparison

Display expert: Microsoft has much to learn from Nokia about tablets

December 10th, 2013

Although Microsoft is a much larger company than Nokia with a bigger workforce and more resources, it seems that the one-time Finnish dynamo has managed to completely trump Microsoft when it comes to building a top-notch tablet display. DisplayMate president Raymond Soneira, whom we last saw trashing the Retina iPad mini’s display, writes that the display on …

Microsoft Surface 2 Sales

Surface 2 tablet reportedly won’t take Microsoft very far in the mobile market

October 1st, 2013

There is absolutely no question that Microsoft’s second-generation Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets represent a huge improvement over the company’s first-generation slates. Where the Windows RT-powered Surface 2 is concerned, however, some report suggest those big improvements likely won’t be enough to get consumers to care about Microsoft’s tablet OS. Digitimes Research, the …

Microsoft Surface 2 Tablets Delta

Microsoft’s Surface 2 scores an early win as Delta signs on to buy 11,000 tablets

September 30th, 2013

In an attempt to save money and be more environmentally friendly, Delta is providing its pilots with 11,000 next-generation flight bags that will each include a new Surface 2 tablet. The Windows RT 8.1 slate will “provide flight crews real-time access to essential tools and the most up-to-date flight-related resources.” It should also save the airline over …

Microsoft Surface 2 Ad

Video: Microsoft ditches dancing, unveils a strong Surface 2 ad

September 27th, 2013

Microsoft’s marketing campaign for its original Surface was undoubtedly one of the worst for a major product launch in recent memory: Instead of showing people what the Surface was capable of doing, Microsoft literally had people break dancing while twirling the Surface up in the air. The good news is that the company seems to …

Microsoft iPhone Trade Program

Microsoft’s in-store exchange program now includes iPhones

September 25th, 2013

Now that the new Surface tablets have made their debut, Microsoft might be looking to add one more incentive to its trade-in program later this week. According to Forbes, “an inside source at Microsoft” said that the in-store exchange program will expand this Friday to include the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 at some …