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Xbox Music flaws surface: Old Windows abandoned plus listening limits

Xbox Music flaws surface: Old Windows abandoned plus listening limits

Microsoft's new Xbox Music streaming service will leave many existing device owners - including Windows Phone 7 early-adopters - out in the cold, the company has conceded. The new cloud-based music service, which launches tomorrow for Xbox 360 but will eventually run on Windows Phone 8 handsets and Windows 8/RT PCs and tablets, cuts all ties with the existing version of Microsoft's smartphone and PC platforms. Meanwhile, the threat of listening limits lurks in the small-print.

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Microsoft Xbox Music takes on Spotify and iTunes Cloud

Microsoft Xbox Music takes on Spotify and iTunes Cloud

Microsoft has unveiled Xbox Music, its new all-encompassing streaming music service for Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, and Xbox 360. The new Spotify-rival will offer both free and paid plans and access to over 30m tracks globally, with ad-free playback for those who stump up $9.99 per month, and will go live from Tuesday on Xbox 360 and from October 26 for Windows PCs and tablets.

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Windows Phone 8 pre-orders tipped for October 21st

Windows Phone 8 pre-orders tipped for October 21st

If you're thinking about getting in on the Windows Phone 8 game, you'll likely be considering pre-ordering in the latter half of this month, with October 21st being the first of several waves of device pre-order announcements. What we're to understand from sources speaking with The Verge is that AT&T and Microsoft have shook hands on October 21st for pre-order starts on several devices. The first two of these device releases will be the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X, both of which will be popping up on AT&T right out of the gate.

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ASUS VivoTab RT announced for AT&T with 4G LTE and Windows RT

ASUS VivoTab RT announced for AT&T with 4G LTE and Windows RT

With the Windows 8 wave oncoming quick, it appears to be AT&T that's taking on the mobile bit of the universe first, here with the ASUS VivoTab RT with 4G LTE amongst others. This device is one that we've seen before - announced back during IFA 2012 first of all. It's got an NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 TE processor inside, works with Windows RT (that's essentially Windows 8 for tablets, for those of you that do not know), and a 10.1-inch Super IPS display.

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AT&T snags Samsung ATIV Smart PC with Windows 8

AT&T snags Samsung ATIV Smart PC with Windows 8

The folks at AT&T are hitting it off big this week with device after device popping up on their network - the newest of these appearing today is the Samsung ATIV Smart PC, a device that can act as a tablet or a clamshell notebook with Windows 8 onboard. This device will be appearing with AT&T here in the United States sometime between when Windows 8 is unleashed on the 26th of this month and the end of the year - sometime in 2012!

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Microsoft unveils Sculpt Comfort Keyboard for Windows 8

Microsoft unveils Sculpt Comfort Keyboard for Windows 8

Back in July, Microsoft unveiled a number of new keyboards for use with both Windows 8/RT tablets and Windows 8 desktops, but it looks like the company wasn't quite finished revealing new peripherals. Today Microsoft announced the Sculpt Comfort keyboard, big brother to the Sculpt Mobile keyboard. The two do look quite similar, but there are few key differences between them that are worth pointing out.

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Intel Windows 8 tablet event on Sept 27 sees HP, Samsung and ZTE on the agenda

Intel Windows 8 tablet event on Sept 27 sees HP, Samsung and ZTE on the agenda

Intel has announced a pre-Microsoft Windows 8 tablet event later in September, gathering together a clutch of manufacturers to discuss new hardware and its upcoming Atom chips. Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and ZTE are all among the attendees, with ZTE being particularly notable as the only company of the group yet to officially announce Windows 8 intentions.

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ZTE teases Windows Phone 8 handset in very blurry photo

ZTE teases Windows Phone 8 handset in very blurry photo

A lot of manufacturers are excited to get in on the Windows Phone 8 action, and it seems that ZTE has decided it wants a slice of that pie. The company is teasing a new Windows Phone 8 handset through some rather unconventional means, with ZTE marketing strategy manager Dennis Lui sharing a very blurry image of three different devices on his Sina Wiebo account (as reported by Winp.cn). Have a look at the picture below.

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