Jun 15

Microsoft has released a new iPad vs Windows 8 tablet ad, focusing on zoom, SD card slots and multitasking. See how the Dell XPS 10 with Windows RT stacks up against the iPad. In the “funny” commercial, Microsoft is using Siri’s voice to Poke Fun at the iPad. Check out the commercial after the break. » Microsoft Releases New iPad vs Windows 8 Tablet Ad Using Siri’s Voice

Feb 25

Samsung sent out a press release announcing the launch of its new Galaxy Note 8.0, an 8-inch iPad Mini competitor. It features a 1280×800 (720p) display “which is slightly better than the iPad Mini”, a quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, an S-Pen, Micro-SD card slot and as a bonus… it can make phone calls. » Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Launched “iPad Mini Competitor”

Oct 10

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today released a report about a U.S. teenagers survey “from over over 7,700 teenagers”, showing that 40% of respondents currently own an iPhone “which was only 34% 6 months ago”. It also shows that 44% of the teenagers own a tablet computer, which is 10% more then 6 months ago. » 40% Of U.S. Teenagers Own iPhone, Tablet Popularity Growing Fast

Oct 08

Rumors about the iPad Mini continue to drop. Today The Wall Street Journal reports that suppliers in Asia have received orders from Apple to make more than 10 million units of the smaller tablets in the fourth quarter. » Apple Ordered More Than 10 Million iPad Minis

Aug 02

According to the latest data from IDC, the iPad set a shipment record in Q2 2012, which led to a “better-than-anticipated” quarter for the entire tablet market. Interesting to see is that Samsung & ASUS are slowly gaining market share, but are still far away from Apple. In the graphic above you can see Tablet market share stats from 2011 and 2012. » iPad Still Owns 2/3rds Of The Tablet Market

Mar 01

Microsoft issued the Windows 8 Consumer Preview that everyone to download and try. Demonstrating the operating systems ability to scale from the smartphone screen all the way to high-end PCs and beyond. Windows 8 is capable of detecting up to 100 simultaneous touch events or 10 simultaneous users. Jensen Harris from Windows User Experience gives a demo of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview that you can see after the break. (above you can see a sneak peak). » Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Sep 24

Yesterday Amazon announced an invitation-only special event to be held in New York city on September 28, a Wednesday. No details beyond that, but it is most likely that they will announce the low-cost Amazon tablet. It is a 7-inch tablet which will cost around $250 running Android. I doubt this will be real iPad compitition, but who knows… maybe they come with a big surprice. » Amazon Media Event Set For September 28th, Tablet Announcement Expected

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