Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer has been quiet about how much his company’s upcoming Surface Tablet will cost. In an interview over the weekend Ballmer finally opened up. While we don’t have an exact price we now know a range. Ballmer told the Seattle Times,…
Samsung may be dominating the smartphone market, but Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) has been crowned the clear-cut winner in the tablet arena, nabbing nearly 70 percent of the global market in the second quarter.
According to a recent study from analyst firm IHS iSuppli, Apple “remains the king of all media tablets,” having shipped 17 million iPads during the second quarter, a hefty 44.1 percent jump from the 11.8 million it shipped during the previous quarter. The Cupertino, Calif., giant’s market share, as a result, jumped from 58 percent to 69.6 percent in just three months.
The last time Apple has held such a large portion of the tablet market was the first quarter of 2011, when it claimed a 70 percent share.
The analyst firm Canalys compared the coming Microsoft Surface tablet to the company’s ill-fated Zune music player, but another analyst, Rob Enderle, considers the comparison “snarky” as well as premature.
The UK-based tech industry analyst firm Canalys got some media attention recently by predicting that the Microsoft Surface tablet will suffer the same fate as Microsoft’s failed foray into the
Microsoft has officially confirmed that it will release its upcoming Surface tablet to coincide with Windows 8 US availability on October 26. The company revealed the date in a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing on Thursday. Microsoft has…
Several variants of Microsoft Surface tablet have been seen on Amazon’s Germany site. Meanwhile people are calling it a true iPad killer Windows Surface Tablets seems to be making faster headway to launch than previously anticipated. Though the Redmond based…
Increasingly, iPads, Mac notebooks and high end smartphones are turning into sealed units with few or no user-serviceable parts (for example, iFixit called the MacBook Pro with retina display “the least repairable laptop we’ve ever taken apart”).
It’s nothing new; getting into the original Mac required a large gadget called the case-cracking tool to lever apart the seam of the case, as well as a set of Torx screwdrivers
By Patrick Gray
With the recent announcement by Microsoft of its own tablet hardware, I find myself in a similar position as many iPad owners — that is, wondering if I’ll ditch my Apple iPad for a Microsoft Surface tablet once they’re released. While there are still many questions around the Surface series of devices, here’s what Microsoft will need to provide for me to ditch my iPad for their newest