Windows 7 Embedded

Windows Embedded Compact 7 released for content-consumption tablets & more

Windows Embedded Compact 7 released for content-consumption tablets & more

Microsoft's ARM-compatible version of Windows has been released, Windows Embedded Compact 7, intended for tablets, phones, medical devices, industrial systems and retail appliances. The new OS - which went up for download on February 28 - uses a new version of Internet Explorer 7 which borrows "performance updates" from IE8, Flash 10.1 support, Silverlight for Embedded support and the flexibility for OEMs to develop their own unique UIs on top of the underlying platform.

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Windows Phone 7 tablets unlikely as Microsoft maintain screen limits

Windows Phone 7 tablets unlikely as Microsoft maintain screen limits

Reasonably positive first impressions from the Windows Phone 7 launch earlier this week has left some asking why Microsoft doesn't focus on putting its new smartphone OS on tablet-scale touchscreen devices, rather than attempting to leverage Windows 7.  According to ZDNet, however, we shouldn't be holding our breath for it; despite the WP7 experience being far more finger-friendly than its desktop OS counterpart, Microsoft is apparently sticking firm to its roughly 4-inch limitation on screen sizes.

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ASUS prices Eee Pad range: $399 Android EP101TC, $1k EP121

ASUS prices Eee Pad range: $399 Android EP101TC, $1k EP121

ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has confirmed pricing for the company's upcoming tablet range, with their Android-based model slipping in beneath the iPad's base price.  According to PCWorld, the ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC will cost under $399 when it arrives in March 2011, and will be the third in the company's new line-up; first will be the ASUS Eee Pad EP121, announced back at Computex and set to cost around $1,000.

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Microsoft license ARM chip tech

Microsoft license ARM chip tech

Chipset designer ARM has announced that Microsoft is licensing its architecture, signifying a greater interest on the part of the software giant into the processors that power its Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform.  While no details as to the financial terms of the deal have been made public, according to Microsoft general manager KD Hallman, "with closer access to the ARM technology we will be able to enhance our research and development activities for ARM-based products."

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ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC, EP121 and Eee Tablet get official

ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC, EP121 and Eee Tablet get official

Computex 2010 doesn't kick off in earnest until tomorrow, but a few of the big name exhibitors have snuck in ahead with some early press conferences today.  ASUS are first out of the gate with their iPad competition, and they're taking a three-pronged approach: the ASUS Eee Pad will be available in 10-inch (EP101TC) and 12-inch (EP121) variants, and offer Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Windows 7 Home Premium respectively, while the ASUS Eee Tablet is a monochrome digital notebook, packing 2,450dpi touchscreen input sensitivity and targeted at note-takers like students.

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Microsoft Windows 7 Embedded Gets a Technical Preview

Microsoft Windows 7 Embedded Gets a Technical Preview

Microsoft is just full of announcements today, it seems. After announcing the street date for Windows Mobile 6.5, they've gone ahead and informed the world that a technical preview of their Windows 7 Embedded version has gone out for technical preview. And while this one may not be as user-friendly as the former announcement, at least not to the end-user, it's surprising just how embedded this really is.

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