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Windows 8

HTC Windows 8 Tablet Specs Release Date

HTC may debut Windows 8 tablet later this year

April 1st, 2013

It has been over year since HTC (2498) has released a tablet, however a new report suggests the struggling company is preparing to take on the iPad once more. According to NPD DisplaySearch, HTC will reportedly debut a new tablet later this year, FocusTaiwan reported. The slate is expected to be equipped with a 10.1-inch …

Windows 8 Market Share

Windows 8 still used less than Vista despite slowly gaining traction in 2013

April 1st, 2013

The latest numbers from Net Applications show that Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows 8 operating system is slowly gaining traction. The company’s latest operating system is now found on 3.17% of computers, a small increase from February’s 2.67% share. Windows 8 was released last October and has gradually increased its market share over the past five months. …

Microsoft Windows 7-Inch Tablets

New Windows 8 hardware guidelines suggest 7-inch Windows tablets on the way

March 29th, 2013

One thing has been missing from Microsoft’s (MSFT) foray into the tablet world so far: A cheaper, smaller tablet that can go toe-to-toe with the Kindle Fire HD and the iPad mini. ZDNet reports that recent changes to Windows 8 hardware certification guidelines suggest that Microsoft is giving OEMs more freedom to make 7-inch tablets …

Windows 8 Slow Growth

‘Awkward’ Windows 8 not yet stopping the consumer rush toward tablets

March 15th, 2013

Microsoft’s (MSFT) attempts to merge desktop and tablet functionalities with Windows 8 have left it with an “awkward” operating system that consumers have been slow to adopt, says Nomura Equity Research analyst Rick Sherlund. Per Barron’s, Sherlund released a new research note this week saying that it will take much more time for Microsoft to fully develop …

Windows 8 Criticism

Lack of Start button still said to haunt Windows 8

March 11th, 2013

Windows 8 has taken its share of lumps over the past few months, but one analyst thinks its troubles all began with Microsoft’s (MSFT) decision to omit the Start button from its user interface. In an interview with CNET, IDC analyst Bob O’Donnell says that not having a Start button is a big turnoff to many …

Windows 8 Discounts

Windows 8 laptops are getting cheaper — will consumers bite?

March 8th, 2013

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft (MSFT) was offering its manufacturing partners a discount on Windows 8 licensing fees. The reduced cost will likely help manufacturers offer lower priced Windows 8 laptops. According to Digitimes, prices of Windows 8-powered touchscreen notebooks are expected to drop at least 10%, while some entry-level …

Samsung Executive Windows 8

Samsung exec calls Windows 8 ‘no better than’ Vista

March 8th, 2013

It’s safe to say that Jun Dong-soo, the head of Samsung’s (005930) memory chip business, won’t be getting a Christmas card from Steve Ballmer this year. The Korea Times reports that Jun told reporters on Friday that Windows 8 has failed to boost demand for personal computers and even compared Microsoft’s (MSFT) newest operating system to …

Windows 8 Usage

Windows 8 fails to impress holiday shoppers

March 1st, 2013

Following the seemingly tepid launch of Windows 8, critics were told to wait until after the holiday shopping season was over to properly assess Microsoft’s (MSFT) newest operating system. The latest monthly numbers from analytics firm Net Applications are in and Windows 8 usage remains low. After two months into the new year, the operating system …