Microsoft decided to put a humorous spin on the new Nokia Lumia 920 commercial, showing an Apple and Samsung fan interrupt a wedding with a heated argument over which phone is better. In the commercial an iPhone owner asks “Would you mind moving your enormous phone?”, the Galaxy owner answers “enormously awesome”. This kicks off an all out brawl with insults like “iSheep” and “Copybox”. Two Nokia Lumia 920 owners stand by the sidelines, where one asks “You think if they knew about the Nokia Lumia they’d stop fighting all the time?” “I don’t know,” the other replies. “I think they kind of like fighting.” Check out the commercial after the break. » Humorous Microsoft Commercial Plays On The Ongoing Conflict Between Apple & Samsung
Since Apple’s latest smart watch rumors over the past few months, a number of other companies such as Samsung and Google have also reportedly been working on their own projects involving watches and other wearable devices. Now The Wall Street Journal indicates that Microsoft is also exploring the possibility of a smart watch. » Microsoft Looking To Join the Smart Watch Race
Microsoft has just announced that the Surface Windows 8 Pro will be available for purchase on Feb. 9, 2013, in the United States and Canada at all Microsoft retail stores and starts at US$899. The Surface Windows 8 Pro will be available for $899 for the 64GB model and $999 for the 128GB model. » Microsoft Surface Pro To Be Released February 9 From $899
Microsoft already created a view different TV ads for tablet “Surface”, but now Microsoft has stepped up its game with a better television commercial seen above. It kinda looks familiar. Apple has used a similar concept involving jumping iPods in on of their commercials. » Groove: Microsoft Surface New TV Ad
Bloomberg reports that VirnetX has won a patent lawsuit against Apple in 2010 over virtual private networking (VPN) connectivity related to Apple’s FaceTime video calling feature and have been awarded a total of $368.2 million.
The VirnetX patents cover the use of a domain-name service to set up virtual private networks, through which a website owner can interact with customers in a secure way or an employee can work at home and get access to a company’s electronic files. VirnetX had sought $708 million in damages.
“For years Apple refused to pay fair value for the VirnetX patents,” Doug Cawley, a lawyer with McKool Smith in Dallas who represents VirnetX, said in closing arguments. “Apple says they don’t infringe. But Apple developers testified that they didn’t pay any attention to anyone’s patents when developing their system.”
MacRumors writes “The technology was developed as part of work conducted by defense company SAIC on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency, and VirnetX is a holding company created by former SAIC employees. VirnetX has indicated that it plans to seek a halt to continuing use of its technology by Apple, so it is unclear how the two parties will proceed toward a potential resolution that would keep FaceTime intact. ” » VirnetX Wins $368.2 Million Verdict Against Apple In VPN Patent Lawsuit
The Microsoft Surface has just been launched, and there are a lot of people who think this new tablet can actually compete with the iPad. iDB got their hands on a Surface tablet and created a size and weight comparison video “ I compare the Surface’s dimensions and weight to that of the iPad 3. It’s an interesting look at two wildly different tablets on pretty much every level.” He noted “The Surface build quality is, as many reviewers have already stated, superb.” Check out the video after the break. We will show more about the Surface in the next view days and the upcoming Microsoft’s Surface Pro when it will be launched. » iPad vs Surface: Compare Size & Dimensions [video]
On Monday, Microsoft held a secret press event in Los Angeles where it announced a new family of tablets under the name Surface. Along with Surface, the event revealed a branding shift for Microsoft, one that values the unity of hardware and software, and the idolization of aesthetics. Something about it felt familiar… » Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad Press Event [video]