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Phablet focus to save Windows RT hints Microsoft

Phablet focus to save Windows RT hints Microsoft

Microsoft's little-loved Windows RT OS could get a second wind by merging more closely with Windows Phone and targeting so-called "phablet" devices, according to hints from the company. The OS, which puts Windows 8 on ARM chips but which has been criticized for its confusing software support in comparison to the "full" x86 version of the platform, failed to challenge iOS and Android on tablets as Microsoft initially hoped, but according to comments at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting this week, the answer might be in the similarities Windows RT has with Windows Phone, rather than Windows 8.

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Nokia tablet codename Sirius appears amongst next-wave leaks

Nokia tablet codename Sirius appears amongst next-wave leaks

A collection of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets have appeared this week courtesy of well-known Windows insider Paul Thurrott, this including the long-awaited Nokia slate. The Nokia device code-named Sirius is said here to be coming with a body much like what we've seen in leaked photos, that being a reflection of what we've seen in Lumia devices - a perfect partner for the Nokia Lumia 920, it would seem. This device will be tuning in with Windows RT, believe it or not.

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Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 event September 23rd Microsoft confirms

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 event September 23rd Microsoft confirms

Microsoft will reveal its new Surface tablets at an event in New York City on September 23, according to invitations sent to press, with the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 expected to debut. The "save the date" invite is believed to be for Microsoft to reveal the Intel "Haswell" update to the Surface Pro, which runs a full version of Windows 8, and will widely tipped to improve battery life. However, it's also an opportunity to try to kickstart sales of the Windows RT version of Surface.

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Nokia Sirius tablet tipped to bring Lumia style to battle iPad

Nokia Sirius tablet tipped to bring Lumia style to battle iPad

This week there's word that the fabled Nokia tablet will be coming to fruition with the name Sirius and intention on fighting the iPad directly. As the Microsoft-made Windows RT was originally created to be a slightly more mobile iteration of the full Windows 8 experience, Nokia may very well be making good on this operating systems push to attack the iPad. Word today from a source speaking with The Verge also suggests that the pricing of this Nokia tablet will be "similar" to Apple's iPad.

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Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

One of the current longest-lasting rumors on a device that's not yet seen the light of day is the Nokia tablet - this week appearing again as a Windows RT device and with Verizon 4G LTE. This machine has appeared in renderings, in trademark applications, and in talk directly with Nokia - and here in the summer of 2013, it may finally be time that the tips converge. What we may have here is a 10.1-inch tablet running Windows RT with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a release window for Autumn.

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Microsoft Surface Pro cuts aim for morale boost in August

Microsoft Surface Pro cuts aim for morale boost in August

It's not that often when you see a hero product cut down to size, so to speak, less than a year into its lifespan in the wild. What we've got here is a reaction to Microsoft's low sales numbers in both the Surface Pro and Surface (with Windows RT) sales in the first segment of their market presence. This reaction includes a $100 price cut in areas through the USA, China, Canada, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

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Surface tablet revenue just $853m Microsoft reveals

Surface tablet revenue just $853m Microsoft reveals

Microsoft made $853m in revenue from Surface tablets in its 2013 fiscal year, a disappointing figure that failed to even cover the company's $900m inventory adjustment charge for the poorly selling Surface RT. The figures, confirmed in Microsoft's most recent 10K filing, paint an underwhelming picture of the Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, though doesn't specify exactly how many units have been sold.

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Lenovo Yoga 11 Windows RT seemingly axed as official store stops sales

Lenovo Yoga 11 Windows RT seemingly axed as official store stops sales

Lenovo has apparently discontinued its only Windows RT notebook, the IdeaPad Yoga 11 convertible, quietly ceasing sales through its own online store. The Yoga 11, which ran the pared-back Windows RT on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset, has seemingly been superseded by the newer Yoga 11S, which swaps out the ARM chipset and replaces it with an Intel Core i3 processor and a full copy of Windows 8.

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