Windows ARM Hardware News
Neil Hand, vice president at Dell, recently confirmed that the company plans to stay committed to Microsoft's ARM-based Windows RT platform. His confirmation backs up a previous statement by Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager of mobile products and solutions at Dell, who said in an interview that the company is planning to launch new Windows 8 tablets later this year.
Dell’s XPS 10 running Windows RT has been available since the launch of Windows RT last October. Like all the other Windows RT tablets out there, its connectivity relied solely on Wi-Fi networks with no cellular connectivity options.
This year, Intel will launch its Haswell chips. One of the most important performance improvements of Haswell will be power efficiency and battery life. Meanwhile, Microsoft created Windows RT to run on ARM-based chips for better battery life. Microsoft's Surface RT runs an NVIDIA Tegra processor, and has better battery life than the Surface Pro, which sports an Intel chip.
Much as been made about the slow sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet line, but it may be Google that's having more trouble selling its tablets if information extrapolated by an analyst is correct.
Summary: There are rumors that HTC made be coming out with a Windows RT tablet and I think that is a huge mistake for the financially failing company. They have an excellent device in the One and need to market the heck out of it to try to get back in the game.
You might look at the Surface RT and the Surface Pro devices that Microsoft has launched and think that both of them are supposed to be tablets. After all, both have basically the same tablet-style form factor, with a 10.6 inch touchscreen, and both devices have optional Touch and Type covers to serve as keyboards. So that makes the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, right?
IDG News Service - Acer plans to release a Windows RT tablet this year as it looks to aggressively expand its lineup of mobile devices, including smartphones.
More than three months after Microsoft launched Surface RT in the UK and other European markets the device is now taking on several new countries on the continent.
As consumers in North America get ready to buy the Surface Pro on Saturday, there's word that the current Surface RT product will actually be expanding its reach into a number of new European countries; the reveal comes as part of Microsoft's overall Surface announcements today.
The Lenovo Yoga 11 takes the concept of "notebook & tablet in one" and turns it upside down!
Good news for Microsoft: 200 million information workers want Windows tablets, a report from Forrester claimed Monday, quite a few more than the 900,000 Surface RT tablets that IDC estimated have already been sold into the channel.
In a world that's increasingly dominated by tablets, Microsoft, whose fortune is intertwined with desktops and laptops, needed to prevent its customers from leaving in droves. After a few years in a Redmond laboratory, Windows 8 and Surface RT were born -- but not everything was well in the brave new world the company had created.
Here is a bit of interesting news we learned today. If you purchased a Surface RT and are interested in buying a Surface Pro, Microsoft will offer you a credit for your trade-in towards the purchase of a Pro. We called two Microsoft's stores and both confirmed that there is a deal in place but required us to come in to learn more about the offer and would not give us more details over the phone.
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet has a sales problem, according to new analyst estimates. Despite the almost omnipresent Surface RT advertising blitz that has been blanketing television screens for months now, IHS iSuppli believes that only 680,000 to 750,000 of the tablets have sold since the slate's October 26 launch, while IDC released a report Thursday stating that Microsoft only shipped 900,000 Surface RT tablets to retail.