Now here is an interesting reveal. Research firm IDC has just ousted its tablet figures for the second quarter of the year, and they make for some very pleasant reading. The highlight of the story is that the tablet market grew by 11% overall. Worldwide. But at the same time there was a notable shuffle in players and...

Redmond’s mobile operating system has been rocking and rolling recently. The company has a pretty good thing going for its Windows Phone 8 platform, and continues to slowly but surely gain market share and traction around the globe. Now the company is really eying the entry level market, and is ready to shift the very...

And Windows 8 is at the forefront of this reinvention, says the Redmond executive. The continuous faltering of the PC market has led some analysts to claim that the end of the desktop computer is near. Plus with smartphones and tablets turning the technology industry upside down, and continuously gaining new users,...

Microsoft’s first tablet, the Surface RT was launched to great fanfare on October 26 last year. The tablet had a bit of a wavering start, a lot of it due to limited distribution. But now Redmond has decided to bring the device to 13 more markets, which should quite nicely double the amount of countries where people...

This should double the amount of countries where Microsoft’s first tablet is up for grabs. Surface RT was launched on October 26 in select markets. Now the Redmond giant will start selling the tablet in a total of 13 new markets, all of them in Europe, which is a very significant region. Microsoft announced that the...

Microsoft has had it tough when it comes to hardware. Over the years, the company has brought a number of devices to the market, from mice and keyboards to cameras and music players — most with shall we say, uninspiring results. Even the original Xbox had it quite tough competing with Sony’s PlayStation 2 gaming...

Vizio is jumping into the portable market once again with an 11.6-inch Tablet PC with Windows 8. The device features a slimline design with a 1080p HD display, AMD’s Z60 dual-core 1GHz processor, 64GB of SSD storage, and 2GB of RAM. Vizio’s new 11.6-inch tablet is based on a complete version of Windows 8 making it...

As reported by CNET, a new study by Goldman Sachs titled, “Clash of the titans,” paints Apple as dominant in the smartphone-tablet arena, with Microsoft and Google facing an uphill climb in the market. The 75-page study, which was based on internal survey results says Google and Microsoft will be “challenged” in...

Microsoft has made a move to enter the vast $1.4 trillion market for intelligent devices with the introduction today of Windows 8 Embedded. This new flavor of the OS will come in several forms tailored to different types of intelligent devices, including point-of-sale (POS) systems, medical devices, handheld...