It looks like Gartner has whipped out its crystal ball and is back with another prediction, this time that Microsoft could become irrelevant in the consumer OS market as early as 2017. According to Gartner’s Carolina Milanesi, more and more folks are moving to tablets as their main computing devices, and this is true...

With Windows Blue just around the corner, Dell has now indicated that it is planning to refresh its Windows 8 lineup of PCs later this year, particularly when it comes to tablets. While I have stressed many, many times the importance of going after smaller-sized tablets, apparently Dell has a different strategy in...

Microsoft’s Windows tablets aren’t runaway successes, there is no denying that. Sure, they are struggling with their identities and trying to build up their emerging ecosystem. Beyond that though, stale marketing just keeps customers from really getting excited about Windows 8 tablets – even the Surface. Some of us...

We know quite a bit about what Windows Blue brings to the table, but I have to admit that it is what we don’t know that I’m most intrigued about. Specifically, how Windows Phone will be changed with Blue and how Windows RT might evolve going forward. Almost everything we know about Windows Blue either comes from rumor...

In a recent post, our very own Fahid Ali reported on how Microsoft’s rumored Surface Mini tablet could potentially be arriving with quite a bit of ARM-based power under the hood in the form of the Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. While this is certainly possible, is it really the right move? Affordability is Key for the...

Windows RT, is it doomed for failure? There are still quite a few critics that think so, and the new announcement of price cuts for many RT devices will likely only add additional fuel to that fire. Apparently the Asus VivoTab RT is now hitting Amazon for as little as $377.99, down from the $599 it launched at. Next...

While some of us have come to really like the sound of Windows Blue or even Windows 8 Blue, it has always been known that this is likely just a code-name and won’t be associated with the final product. Yesterday we reported on a screenshot that has surfaced referring to Windows Blue as “Windows 8.1”. Being that...

Earlier I wrote about how I believed Microsoft should consider holding off on a Windows Blue 7 or 8-inch Surface Mini and instead rely on its partner, Nokia, to be the first to this space. If Nokia does end up getting involved in the Windows tablet space, it might not be the only Windows Phone partner making that...

Recently we are continuing to hear more and more news that suggest Microsoft is hard at work on the Surface Mini, to debut right around the same time as Windows Blue (aka Windows 8.1). The latest word is that Microsoft is possibly hiring designers to work on the Mini as we speak. Still, is this the best move for...

Windows 8 might not be selling like hotcakes just yet, but its marketshare does continue to grow as time passes. This is even more true for its cellular brother, Windows Phone 8. While Windows Phone 7 had a reasonable following it was nowhere in the same league as Windows Phone 8. A large part of early Windows Phone 8...