Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft launches new Surface tablet

  Microsoft officially joined the next-gen tablet wars Monday, announcing its new Surface tablet in a news conference in California. The new tablet will debut this fall with Windows 8. Surface has cameras on the front and back. The screen is made of durable Gorilla Glass. It’s thin and has a 10.6 inch display and

Microsoft to launch an “iPad killer”

This we know. Microsoft has issued invitations to a top secret “event” at 3:30 p.m. PST in Los Angeles to announce a major new product. The Bill Gates company isn’t talking, of course, but the invite cryptically says: “This will be a major announcement. You will not want to miss it.” What is it? A

Microsoft expects to release dual core LTE 4G smartphones…eventually

What’s next for Windows phones? Dual core LTE and 4G phones. But like Apple, Microsoft plans to wait for the technology to evolve. In an interview with AllThingsD, Windows Phone President Andy Lees said he still believes Windows’ current and near-future crop of single core phones will hold up well against Android. “The first LTE

Microsoft plans to bring cable programming to Xbox 360

Details are still sketchy at this point, but Microsoft made a big announcement this morning that it plans to bring cable television content to its Xbox 360 during the holidays. Think of the 360 as your new set-top box. Microsoft announced today that nearly 40 TV content providers, including HBO, Comcast and Verizon, will have

Microsoft to stop making Zune players

Microsoft announced that it’s going to stop producing its Zune Music player to concentrate on Windows Mobile, which has a music player built in, much the way iPhones have iPods  built in. “So what does this mean for our current Zune users? Absolutely nothing,” the company wrote in a Zune blog. “Your device will continue

Microsoft making big money off Android phones

According to Business Insider, Microsoft stands to make nearly a half-billion off revenue from Android patent deals in the 2012 fiscal year that began last July 1. Quoting a note from Goldman Sach’s tech analyst team, Business Insider said Goldman estimates Microsoft gets between three and six bucks on every Android sold. And remember, Samsung

Microsoft and Samsung enter into licensing/patent agreement

Samsung, under heavy fire from Apple on the patent front for its Android-powered smartphones, reached an agreement with Microsoft today to “cross-license the patent portfolios of both companies.” If it sounds like you may be seeing more Windows Mango phones from Samsung moving forward than Androids, well, you may be right. Samsung, according to some