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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today a purported case for the iPad 5 surfaced, and it has more than a little in common with the rear case for the iPad mini. We saw a leaked image of a white Nexus 4, while we also heard that Google is planning a Nexus 4 and 7 refresh for the spring that includes white devices. Speaking of the Nexus 4, the sought after device became available on the Google Play Store once again today, after weeks of being sold out.

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Dell XPS One 27 Review: a real touchscreen Windows 8 All-in-One hero

Dell XPS One 27 Review: a real touchscreen Windows 8 All-in-One hero

Here in the first few months after Microsoft introduced Windows 8 to the world, we're still looking for the perfect set of homes for this touch-friendly operating system - and in the Dell XPS One 27 (Touch Screen enabled model 2710), we may have found the best all-in-one solution yet. This beast works with a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution (Quad HD) display ready for 10-finger touch on an articulating stand. This stand will allow you to move 60 degrees, nearly flat to an ever-so-slightly forward-leaning position - your choice!

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Microsoft wants Windows commitment not Dell control tip insiders

Microsoft wants Windows commitment not Dell control tip insiders

Details on the rumored multi-billion Microsoft investment in Dell continue to emerge, with chatter of the expectations the Windows maker would have for its supposed target. Whispers of Microsoft considering up to a $3bn injection to help stabilize Dell as a private company circulated yesterday following CNBC reports, and now the WSJ weighs in with further insider talk of how the deal might work out. Perhaps most important is the criteria that "Windows software [would] power the vast majority of its devices," though there are concerns that perceived favouritism might push other Windows OEMs to look elsewhere for their software.

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Microsoft may help Dell go private with $1-3 billion investment

Microsoft may help Dell go private with $1-3 billion investment

After last week's news that Dell is considering going back to being a private company, CNBC is reporting that Microsoft is considering helping out the company with the transition. The move to go private would require a lot of money, and it's said that Microsoft is willing to kick in between $1 billion and $3 billion to help Dell with the move.

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Dell rumored to be going private, shares jump 15%

Dell rumored to be going private, shares jump 15%

Like a handful of computer manufacturers lately, Dell hasn't been doing so hot, and it's rumored that the company is considering going private and taking its name off the public stock market. Anonymous sources have told Bloomberg that "several large banks have already been contacted about financing an offer to take Dell private."

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Dell announces new Latitude 10 essentials tablet configuration

Dell announces new Latitude 10 essentials tablet configuration

Dell has unveiled a new configuration for its Latitude 10 tablet at CES 2013. Dell calls the new configuration the Up 10 Essentials and promises that this is the first full-featured enterprise ready Windows 8 tablet below $500 in price. Dell is aiming the tablet schools and small businesses looking to deploy affordable Windows 8 tablets.

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Dell Project Ophelia slaps Android in a USB computer for cloud-based joy

Dell Project Ophelia slaps Android in a USB computer for cloud-based joy

Dell may have ditched its Android phone plans, but it's still kicking Google's OS around, with the new Dell Wyse Project Ophelia USB computer relying on Android to turn any display into a PC or cloud gaming system. Slightly larger than a memory stick, Project Ophelia plugs into the USB port on compatible TVs or monitors and boots into a customized cloud-centric interface, remotely accessing your Windows PC and allowing you to view and edit all of your usual files. However, Dell also suggests that it could make for a great personal cloud gaming system, echoing features from OnLive and NVIDIA's new Project SHIELD.

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Dell and HP tablets delayed: Intel chip test trouble blamed

Dell and HP tablets delayed: Intel chip test trouble blamed

Dell and other Windows 8 tablet manufacturers are apparently experiencing unexpected problems with drivers for their new touchscreen slates, insiders claim, forcing delays of certain models into early 2013. The Dell Latitude 10 and other Intel Atom Z2760 based tablets are now not expected until late January, with sources telling InformationWeek that the problem is in getting sufficiently stable drivers for the power-frugal Clover Trail processors to meet Microsoft's licensing standards.

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Dell pushed Microsoft to use a name other than Windows RT for ARM OS

Dell pushed Microsoft to use a name other than Windows RT for ARM OS

Microsoft's new Windows operating systems have been out for a couple months now. One of the more intriguing operating systems that Microsoft rolled out in recent years is its Windows RT OS supporting ARM processors. Reports have surfaced that Microsoft had picked a name for Windows RT until this year.

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Dell dumps smartphones worldwide as Windows touch takes focus

Dell dumps smartphones worldwide as Windows touch takes focus

Dell has ditched its global smartphone business, stepping out of the handset game as it instead focuses on Windows tablets and its traditional PC and laptop ranges. Confirmed by Dell consumer business chief Jeff Clarke at the Dell World conference yesterday, Forbes reports, the smartphone segment had soured for the firm because "it needs a lot of investments to really be successful" the exec argued. Part of that investment is in finding out exactly how to monetize Android, something Dell says it found impossible.

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Dell now offering XPS 13 Ultrabook running Ubuntu

Dell now offering XPS 13 Ultrabook running Ubuntu

Dell has launched an Ubuntu version of its attractive XPS 13 ultrabook. The ultrabook is aimed at developers, offering them "the essentials they want" bundled up in a Linux-harboring device. The laptop is available for purchase now from Dell starting at $1,449. You can also nab a Windows version of the machine if Ubuntu isn't your thing.

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Sharp $240m talks tipped with Dell, Intel and Qualcomm: IGZO the prize

Sharp $240m talks tipped with Dell, Intel and Qualcomm: IGZO the prize

Sharp has reportedly begun talks with Dell, Intel, and other US companies for a potential share in the display firm, in a move that may be designed to put pressure on existing Foxconn negotiations. The discussions - which are also believed to be ongoing with Qualcomm, according to the WSJ's sources - would see struggling Sharp offer up a stake in return for as much as $240m depending on the suitor, with the spoils of the deal being a guaranteed supply of the company's IGZO displays.

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