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Microsoft Surface Storage

LA lawyer sues Microsoft over Surface storage claims

November 15th, 2012

In an apparent attempt to become a hero for people who have way too much time on their hands, Los Angeles-based attorney Andrew Sokolowski is suing Microsoft (MSFT) because the Surface tablet doesn’t deliver as much hard drive space as advertised. Per CBS News, Sokolowski is upset because his purported 32GB Surface only really has 20GB of …

Surface Tablet Sales

Early data shows Microsoft’s Surface tablet is most popular new Windows device

November 15th, 2012

Microsoft (MSFT) chief executive Steve Ballmer has remained silent when it comes to sales of the company’s Surface tablet. Despite its controversial pricing model, launch-day preorders for the base model of Microsoft’s debut tablet sold out in less than 24 hours. Ballmer revealed shortly after launch that Surface sales were only off to a modest start, …

Windows RT Criticism

HP’s PC boss slams Microsoft Surface and Windows RT

November 15th, 2012

Microsoft’s (MSFT) new Windows RT operating system is no stranger to criticism and while BGR’s review of the new Surface tablet was favorable, the device was not well received in other early reviews. Executives at Microsoft’s partner companies have been outspoken about the Surface as well, and HP’s (HPQ) PC boss Todd Bradley  joined in during …

Microsoft Surface Windows RT Update

Microsoft patches Windows RT Surface to speed up apps, plug security holes

November 14th, 2012

Is your shiny new Microsoft (MSFT) Surface RT tablet running a little slow? Microsoft on Wednesday released the first update to the Surface RT tablet that patches Windows RT, improves app launching speed and plugs several security exploits. The Verge reports that its Surface RT tablet received a total of seven updates to Windows RT and noticed apps opened …

Microsoft Surface Royalties

Motorola wants to add Surface royalties to its Microsoft patent settlement

November 14th, 2012

Motorola and Microsoft (MSFT) are the two latest technology companies currently embedded in a high-stakes patent litigation battle. The trial, which is taking place in a federal courtroom in Seattle, concerns licensing fees for patents considered essential to implementing wireless industry standards. The hearing will determine how much the wholly-owned Google (GOOG) subsidiary can reasonably …

Microsoft Surface Sales 2012

Microsoft CEO says Surface sales off to slow start

November 12th, 2012

Microsoft (MSFT) chief executive Steve Ballmer said just after the company’s debut tablet launched that sales weren’t very “interesting,” and it looks like sales of the Windows RT-powered tablet are still a bit slow. Speaking with French newspaper Le Parisien, Ballmer is quoted as having said Surface sales “are starting modestly.” Ballmer wouldn’t elaborate with any …

Microsoft Surface Touch Cover Keyboard Flaw

Microsoft may have messed up the Surface’s Touch Cover keyboard design [updated]

November 9th, 2012

As solid as the build quality for Microsoft’s (MSFT) Surface tablet is, the same can’t be said for its magnetic Touch Cover keyboard. Users are reporting on various outlets and forums that the $119 keyboard cover accessory is literally bursting at its seams, exposing the wiring where it attaches to the Surface tablet, according to The Guardian. It’s …

Microsoft Surface Analysis BOM

In shift to Apple-like business model, Microsoft is off to a great start

November 6th, 2012

Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL) have a rivalry that dates back several decades and the technology giants are constantly chasing each other in different areas of their businesses. In the latest major shift, Microsoft is toying with the adoption of a business model that bears more than just a slight resemblance to Apple’s. The Redmond, …

Surface Sales 2012

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer: Nothing ‘interesting to report’ on Surface sales, Apple is a ‘low-volume player’ in mobile

October 30th, 2012

Microsoft (MSFT) has a lot riding on the success of Windows 8. And public’s reception of the Surface, the company’s first piece of Windows hardware, could dictate Microsoft’s future as it shifts to a position more closely resembling that of rival Apple (AAPL) — one where it can more closely control every aspect of the hardware and …