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Microsoft may launch own-brand tablet next year

June 8th, 2011

It was a sad day when we learned that Microsoft was discontinuing its work on the Courier, a dual-display tablet that had tech fans buzzing. According to a report on Wednesday from DigiTimes, however, the company is still hard at work on a tablet. The Redmond-based software company is said to be cooperating with Texas …

Nokia CEO: Our tablet will take a "uniquely Nokia prospective"

April 28th, 2011

In a recent interview with Finnish news outlet YLE, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop discussed the company’s strategy for approaching the already crowded tablet market. “There are now over 200 different tablets on the marketplace, only one of them is doing really well,” Elop said. “And, my challenge to the team is I don’t want to …

ViewPad 10 dual-boot tablet now available from ViewSonic

March 7th, 2011

ViewSonic announced on Monday the immediate availability of its unique dual-boot tablet, the ViewPad 10. First announced this past November, the ViewPad 10 is an Atom-based tablet that features a 10-inch 1024 x 600-pixel touchscreen display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing …

Bloomberg: Microsoft’s iPad competitor not out until late 2012

March 4th, 2011

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft won’t have an iPad or Android OS tablet competitor until fall of 2012. It’s said that Microsoft will start testing a new version of Windows publicly at the end of this year with partners and customers, and that new version is reported to be more tailored to touchscreens. It will …

RBC: 185 million tablets sold by end of 2014, Android to dominate long-term

March 3rd, 2011

In a note to investors on Thursday, RBC Capital Markets General Manager Mike Abramsky reiterates the firm’s belief that the tablet market is poised to explode over the coming years. RBC forecasts a rise in global tablet revenue from $11 billion in 2010 to $70 billion in 2014, noting that leadership will be achieved through …

Microsoft to demo Windows 8 tablet in June, report claims

March 1st, 2011

According to an unconfirmed report on Monday, Microsoft has plans to give the world its first glimpse of Windows 8 for tablets this summer. Citing an unnamed source at Microsoft, Business Insider claims the company hopes to at least show off the new operating system’s design by the end of its fiscal year in June. …

iPad 2 will have stiff competition this year, analyst thinks

March 1st, 2011

In a note to investors on Tuesday, Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White became one of only a few analysts to take a minority stance on the iPad 2… sort of. White thinks Apple’s next-generation iPad will see stiff competition from the wave of tablets set to crash down on our shores this year, whereas most …

Over 100 tablets were unveiled at CES 2011 – here’s a list of all of them

January 24th, 2011

It wasn’t hard to predict that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show would be all about consumer tablets — Apple’s iPad carved out a new product segment that manufacturers around the world are now hell-bent on saturating. When all was said and done and the smoke cleared, however, there weren’t many people who guessed that CES …

Samsung prepping dual-core phones, tablets for MWC

January 7th, 2011

We’re still deep in day two of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and apparently Samsung has already moved on. Speaking at CES on Friday, Samsung’s president of mobile J. K. Shin discussed the company’s big plans for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. “We will continue to keep our technology leadership this year. In …