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Microsoft avoids Surface head-to-head war with Nexus 7

Microsoft avoids Surface head-to-head war with Nexus 7

If you thought the Surface Pro was great, but only if Microsoft decided to shave a few inches off and make the tablet more "mini", you may be in luck. Though the Microsoft Surface RT and the Surface Pro are going to be the mainstay units for the Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems for some time to come, it's been made clear by the company this week that different display sizes are a possibility. At this point it's just a matter of time.

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ASUS “ultra-budget” tablet leaked: Nexus 7 redux

ASUS “ultra-budget” tablet leaked: Nexus 7 redux

With the ASUS-made Google Nexus 7 still selling like hotcakes here several months after its initial debut, a second "bargain basement" device appearing this week shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. This device goes by the code name ME371MG and comes with Intel inside instead of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 that comes with the Nexus 7. This means in this case that you'll be seeing a budget-friendly solution without a doubt, processor first.

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Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

This week the CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop has hinted that they've once again begun considering the possibility of a tablet PC in the near future. This word comes from an interview Elop did with the Australian Financial Review in which he says the company is not announcing a tablet, but is watching the Microsoft Surface tablet specifically to see how the market will respond to Windows 8 in tablet form. Though this is not an official announcement of a tablet being created by Nokia, it does remind us that they've got tablets in mind as a potential future pathway.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 31, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 31, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. After dropping a new teaser trailer today, it looks like Sony is gearing up to announce the next PlayStation on February 20, 2013, so mark your calendars. Google Glass made a stop by the FCC today, and Temple Run 2 achieved the title of "fastest growing mobile game" 22 days sooner than the previous record-holder. The Windows 8 upgrade discount officially ends today, and the latest figures from IDC peg Samsung and ASUS will quickly-growing tablet sales.

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Samsung brings Garnet Red to Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Samsung brings Garnet Red to Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

This week the folks at Samsung have revealed a fabulous new color casing for their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered Samsung Galaxy TTab 2 7.0 tablet ready for some hot, hot Valentine's Day action without a doubt. This machine works with a lovely dual-core processor and has a microSD card slot so you can expand internal memory by 32GB. This machine is also already on the market in black or white, and has been for several months.

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Nintendo: Zelda for Wii U coming, plus Wind Waker HD this fall

Nintendo: Zelda for Wii U coming, plus Wind Waker HD this fall

Nintendo has promised a new Zelda title, specially written for the Wii U, though eager gamers will have to wait until after the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has been released. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is due this fall, and will see all-new graphics thanks to the extra visual grunt the Wii U puts under your TV. However, it's the brand new Zelda game that has enthusiasts really keen.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z revealed with not-quite-Nexus specs

Sony Xperia Tablet Z revealed with not-quite-Nexus specs

Today Sony has made a bit of a soft announcement of their next-generation hero tablet, that being the Xperia Tablet Z: complete with a quad-core processor and a rather thin body. This machine is just about as strait up rectangular a tablet as we've ever seen with extremely tight (but not quite square) corners and what appears to be a slightly odd aspect ratio bezel around its 10.1-inch display. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is also set to bring on none other than Sony's own "S-Force" virtual surround sound system - strange stuff!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet tipped for MWC 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet tipped for MWC 2013

In less than a month we'll be seeing a brand new collection of devices prepared for the masses at Mobile World Congress 2013, and today's tip suggests that a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (8-inch tablet) will be amongst them. With two sizes of Samsung Galaxy Note out on the market besides the first 10.1-inch tablet Note, it's not too much of a stretch to think Samsung wouldn't also bring on an 8-inch version of this S-Pen-toting lineup. This machine has today been connected to previous leaks of device codename GT-N5100, spoken about in the past as a 7 or 7.7-inch beast that's never seen the light of day.

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Microsoft PLAY brings Xbox Arcade to Windows 8 and RT

Microsoft PLAY brings Xbox Arcade to Windows 8 and RT

Both Windows 8 and the tablet-based iteration of the OS Windows RT are now able to access the brand new system known as Microsoft PLAY, full of Xbox games for the masses. This system is part of PlayXBLA, aka Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft's initiative dedicated to bringing games developed in part (or in whole) by Microsoft itself, often collaborating with independent development studios to bring optimized games to Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8/RT. Interestingly enough, you'll find that this particular project is done in collaboration also with NVIDIA and their Windows 8/RT on Tegra program, too.

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Temple Run 2 hits iOS tonight [UPDATE: and Android next week]

Temple Run 2 hits iOS tonight [UPDATE: and Android next week]

The sequel to the surprise blockbuster mobile game known as Temple Run has been released today first in New Zealand and will be out for the US market by nightfall. This app is being released for free as the first version was, earning the developers cash through in-game boost purchases. At the moment there's no word* on the Android version of Temple Run 2, so hold your horses if you've got anything other than an iPhone. *UPDATE: we've just received word from the developers of this title that the Android version is coming next week!

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