Windows 8 Speculation Archive

Reaction to Windows Blue

Wow. So I guess for the most part you guys and girls agree with me. I wrote an article yesterday discussing how The Verge’s characterization of Windows Blue as (potentially) yet another new OS had to be

Could Microsoft be scaling up on Windows 8 displays and scaling down on Windows RT?

In an article on Ubergizmo today Tyler Lee wrote  about a rumor that Microsoft might be working on scaling up on Windows Phone 8 devices up to 7” and scaling down on Windows RT devices to as

Best Buy Lumia 920 is actually sold out already

Previously, Windows 8 Update reported on how the Nokia Lumia 920 was put up by Best Buy for preorder only to be pulled about 24 hours later. At the time I suggested it was unlikely that all

Are Windows RT tablets too expensive?

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer recently clarified that Microsoft isn’t just a software company, they are a services and devices company, too. The problem is that Microsoft has put software sales from Office and Windows at the forefront for

Microsoft Surface will be sold in major retail outlets early next year

The rumor mill is buzzing that the Microsoft Surface will be sold at traditional outlet stores early in 2013. The rumor mill states that Best Buy will be part of that equation. No absolute dates though. Stay

Windows 8 – Can it Fail? Will it Fail?

We’ve heard a lot about how important the success of Windows 8 is to the future of Microsoft. You have to wonder though, without much real competition in the desktop world, can it actually fail? Even if

Attack of the All-In-Ones, Is the Desktop Tower Going Extinct?

Windows 8 hardware announcements have started to unveil a pretty clear picture, at least in my mind. We’ve seen laptop/tablet hybrids, touch laptops, touch all-in-ones and even massive tablets that 20-inches in size and can also turn

What a shock!! Microsoft may be building their own Windows 8 Phone – whatever

So for the record, I believe I was the first person to call this. On June 26th of this year, I wrote an article entitled “Yes OEMs, with their Microsoft Surface tablet, Microsoft really did just go

Windows 8 has less pre-release users than Windows 7 did- Does it matter?

Yesterday I spoke a little about the survey that allegedly claims most users prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8- even though most of these users haven’t even used Microsoft’s upcoming operating system. Today new drama is being

New Windows 9 rumor – Microsoft working on 2 OS projects?

So obviously since Windows 8 is done, you would expect the Windows 8 project team to be in Hawaii getting a well deserved break. Well, they aren’t. They’re hard at work on the next version of Windows