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Windows' share of the tablet market grew slightly in the second quarter, as shipments also ticked up in the face of a slow-down by tablets overall, researcher IDC said.
Nvidia confirms that Microsoft is working on a next-generation Surface 2 tablet running Windows RT.
Acer says it's trying to grow its non-Windows business "as soon as possible," which means more Chromebooks and Android-powered devices from the manufacturer.
Aggressive pricing plus support for Android and Windows 8 could pave the way for versatile new machines.
For the modern student, a tablet might be the single best accessory since the backpack.
Yes, the number of tablets sold dropped sequentially from a quarter ago, after Apple didn't produce a new version of its iPad. But tablet sales still show no signs of stopping, driven by a flood of no-name tablets.
Just ahead of the back to school season (and a rumored refresh), Microsoft's self-made slate gets a discount, as does the 8-inch Acer Iconia W3 Windows tablet.
It's all here: New chips, great phones, innovative hardware. And the year's far from over yet.
Both Apple- and Windows-branded tablets lost market share in the second quarter, each retreating in the face of increased pressure from Android, a market research analyst said.
The Special Committee overseeing Dell's buyout proposal has reached an agreement with company founder Michael Dell and his associates, Silver Lake Partners, on a proposed purchase in which shareholders will get US$13.75 per share and a special dividend of $0.13.
The much-maligned slate actually has its fanboys. We talk to living, breathing people who use Microsoft's low-end tablet PC.
Microsoft revealed Tuesday that its actual revenue for the Surface tablet was less than the dollar sum of what it wrote off. Any way you cut it, that's bad.
Following a significant price cut, Walmart is sold out online of Microsoft's Surface RT. Best Buy appears to have them in spades, however.
Michael Dell has raised his offer to take Dell private by US$0.10 per share, to about $24.7 billion, after the company was forced to delay a vote because stockholders seemed inclined to reject the bid.
Microsoft's message seems to be: yes, while our low-end Surface RT tablet stinks, it doesn't stink as much as it used to. Meanwhile, as many as 6 million Surface RTs sit idle.