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Microsoft testing Outlook for Windows RT, sources say

Microsoft testing Outlook for Windows RT, sources say

Rumor has it that Microsoft is testing a completed version of the email client Outlook for Windows RT, which currently only offers the ultra-basic Mail client. This information comes from the folks over at CNET, who say that three sources with knowledge of the situation have confirmed the existence of Outlook RT. The downside? According to two of the sources, Microsoft may never make the client available to consumers.

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Surface RT grabs 64GB edition, accessories, double the market

Surface RT grabs 64GB edition, accessories, double the market

This week the folks at Microsoft have announced not only the availability of the Surface Pro, but of a new version of the Surface RT, complete with a 64GB edition for the masses. Also announced were a collection of accessories, they joining the Surface RT 64GB party on the 9th of February with three new Surface Touch Cover Limited Editions as well as a Wedge Touch Mouse Surface Edition for your enjoyment. The market for the Surface Windows RT is also being expanded to double that of the places you're able to purchase it today.

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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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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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Windows RT jailbreak tool opens the door for Surface homebrew

Windows RT jailbreak tool opens the door for Surface homebrew

So far, Microsoft hasn't been supremely successful with its Surface RT tablet. The Windows RT running ARM-powered tablet has sold slowly with Microsoft blaming much of the poor sales on the fact that it doesn't have a wide distribution platform. Reports have surfaced this week that the Windows RT operating system has now been jailbroken.

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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 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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 11, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today Angry Birds celebrated its third birthday with a slew of new levels for players, but that wasn't the only thing announced for the celebration. As it turns out, there's an Angry Birds movie slated for release in 2016, with Despicable Me's John Cohen attached to produce. Yes, this is really happening, but the question now is whether or not people will still be playing Angry Birds in another three years. Verizon confirmed the Samsung Galaxy Camera in cobalt black today, while Twitter looked back on its highlights of 2012.

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Microsoft ramps up production on Surface RT, teams up with retailers

Microsoft ramps up production on Surface RT, teams up with retailers

There may be a bit of doom and gloom surrounding the Surface RT at the moment, but it appears that Microsoft hasn't heard it. The company announced today that it has increased production on the Surface RT, which suggests that sales are at least satisfactory for Microsoft. Even better is that Surface RT will soon be appearing at retail outlets aside from Microsoft's own stores, with the company saying that Surface RT will start popping up on store shelves as early as mid-December.

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Microsoft expected to sell only about 500,000 Surface RT tablets due to poor distribution

Microsoft expected to sell only about 500,000 Surface RT tablets due to poor distribution

Microsoft had boasted that it expected to sell between 2 million and 4 million of its Surface RT tablets in Q4 2012. Analysts believe that so far Microsoft has only managed to sell between 500,000 and 600,000 of the tablets. The Surface RT tablet has a number of things working against it including atrocious distribution.

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