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Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

This week the CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop has hinted that they've once again begun considering the possibility of a tablet PC in the near future. This word comes from an interview Elop did with the Australian Financial Review in which he says the company is not announcing a tablet, but is watching the Microsoft Surface tablet specifically to see how the market will respond to Windows 8 in tablet form. Though this is not an official announcement of a tablet being created by Nokia, it does remind us that they've got tablets in mind as a potential future pathway.

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HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

One of the most-hacked smartphones in the history of the mobile universe, the HTC HD2, is continuing to get its guts spun as Windows RT (tablet Windows 8) gets pushed to it with full-screen metro-style apps! This hack is a continuation of a project being run by @CotullaCode as mentioned a few weeks ago right here on SlashGear. This smartphone originally ran Windows Phone 6.5 and has since been hacked to run Android, Windows Phone 7, MeeGo, and even oddities such as First PlayStation Emulator for Windows CE.

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Microsoft prepping cheaper Surface tablets to expand lineup

Microsoft prepping cheaper Surface tablets to expand lineup

During Microsoft's Q2 2013 earnings call yesterday, where they recorded a profit of almost $6.5 billion with over $21.5 billion in revenue, the company talked about its new Surface tablet lineup, which saw a less-than-steller launch, and while sales have been low, the company is outing a better "Pro" version for power users. However, it looks like Microsoft plans to do more with the Surface series.

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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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Microsoft PLAY brings Xbox Arcade to Windows 8 and RT

Microsoft PLAY brings Xbox Arcade to Windows 8 and RT

Both Windows 8 and the tablet-based iteration of the OS Windows RT are now able to access the brand new system known as Microsoft PLAY, full of Xbox games for the masses. This system is part of PlayXBLA, aka Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft's initiative dedicated to bringing games developed in part (or in whole) by Microsoft itself, often collaborating with independent development studios to bring optimized games to Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8/RT. Interestingly enough, you'll find that this particular project is done in collaboration also with NVIDIA and their Windows 8/RT on Tegra program, too.

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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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