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Analyst cuts Microsoft Surface sales projections for fiscal Q2

Analyst cuts Microsoft Surface sales projections for fiscal Q2

We're hearing more bad news for Microsoft's Surface RT tablet today, as one analyst at UBS AG has cut his sales projection for the company's fiscal Q2 in half. Brent Thill now says that Microsoft only managed to sell 1 million tablets during the quarter, which wrapped up in January. This isn't the first doom and gloom story we've heard about Surface RT, and it isn't likely to be the last.

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Microsoft Surface Pro production in full force

Microsoft Surface Pro production in full force

Microsoft's upcoming update to its Surface tablet line is just weeks away, and it's been noted that the first units are just now coming off the production line, signaling that Surface Pro production is now in full force. General manager of Microsoft's Surface division, Panos Panay, tweeted the news yesterday.

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Apple reportedly too popular to be cool with teenage crowd

Apple reportedly too popular to be cool with teenage crowd

The teenagers of the world are not an easy bunch to please. Do something cool with your business, and chances are teenagers will be some of the first to catch on, but become too popular and the teenagers are the first that will drop support for your brand. That's apparently the predicament Apple now finds itself in, as Buzz Marketing Group tells Forbes that Apple's iDevices are losing ground with the teenage demographic.

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Microsoft “actively investigating” Surface RT jailbreak

Microsoft “actively investigating” Surface RT jailbreak

Last week, amid the chaos that was CES, we learned that coder Netham45 from the XDA Developers Forum delivered a jailbreak for Surface RT. Aptly named Jailbreak RT, this batch file is good news for those in the homebrew community, as it allows users to install unsigned apps on the ARM-based device. Without the jailbreak, users can only run authorized apps found in Microsoft's Windows Store, and it appears the company would like to keep it that way.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

Well folks, after a long week, we're back from CES 2013. We covered a lot of stuff during our time there, and while you can find all of our coverage by navigating to our CES portal, we've also put together a few wrap-ups that bring together the most impressive of what we saw. First up for the day was our PC and Windows 8 wrap-up, which was shortly followed by our Android CES wrap-up, and then finally our gaming wrap-up. Considering the massive amount of news that came out of CES, you might be thinking that the number of wrap-ups seems a little low. You'd be right - we've got more wrap-ups coming this weekend, so sit back and watch as we recap all of the biggest stories to hit during the show.

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Microsoft Surface Pro said to arrive at the end of the month

Microsoft Surface Pro said to arrive at the end of the month

We heard in the past that Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro line of tablets would be releasing sometime in January, which created speculation that the new tablets might make an appearance at CES 2013 next week, even though Microsoft isn't attending this year. However, several sources say that the Surface Pro will be released later this month.

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Microsoft’s 2012

Microsoft’s 2012

A lot of companies had a big year – Apple released the highly anticipated iPad mini and iPhone 5, Samsung found a smashing success in the Galaxy S III, Nintendo launched the Wii U, while Google delivered Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and released a number of impressive Nexus devices. Despite all of that, Microsoft arguably had a bigger year than all of them. 2012 was huge with Microsoft, with the release of Windows 8, Microsoft Surface, and Windows Phone 8 all happening in a high-energy span of just a few weeks. It wasn't so much that these new operating systems and products were released this year either, but rather the fact that Microsoft was taking so many risks with the launch of each and every one.

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Microsoft Surface RT makes first appearance in UK stores

Microsoft Surface RT makes first appearance in UK stores

US consumers have enjoyed access to Microsoft's new Surface tablet at brick and mortar stores since launch, but up until today, UK consumers have been forced to purchase their tablets online. That's no longer the case, as department store John Lewis has starting offering Surface RT tablets on its shelves. This, of course, will give UK consumers the chance to get some hands-on time in with the device before committing to a purchase, which is always a pretty big deal.

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Microsoft’s Surface RT hits Staples December 12

Microsoft’s Surface RT hits Staples December 12

We reported earlier this morning that Microsoft plans to make the Surface RT available via unannounced retailers, with the first round of devices appearing soon. Now we've received confirmation that Staples will be the first retailer to offer the Surface RT, with the device hitting shelves tomorrow. Prices will be the same as Microsoft's.

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Microsoft reportedly planning three new Surface tablets

Microsoft reportedly planning three new Surface tablets

Well, this is interesting: it turns out that Microsoft might be planning as many as three new Surface tablets for release next year. Hardly surprisingly, considering it's clear Microsoft wants Surface to become a household name like some of the other devices floating around out there, but it does seem that the rumor is getting to work on this one especially early. Apparently, these three new Surface tablets include follow ups to Surface RT and Surface Pro, along with a new device called Surface Book.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

Tablets will be the must-have gift of 2012, the trend-watchers tell us, but that means a whole lot of slates competing for your dollar. This year has seen Apple raise its game with a second size option, while Android has evolved into a legitimate alternative, and Microsoft has made its own play for the market with Windows RT. Which tablet to pick if you don't want to be standing in the returns line the morning after? Read on for the SlashGear suggestions.

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Microsoft Surface Pro arriving in January starting at $899

Microsoft Surface Pro arriving in January starting at $899

Ever since the Surface tablet was released from Microsoft, we've only been more and more curious about their upcoming Pro version. Finally, the Redmond-based company has released details about the upcoming tablet for power users, including pricing and availability. Starting in January, you'll be able to grab a Surface Pro starting at $899 for the 64GB version and $999 for the 128GB variant.

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