Tagged with: Surface

Microsoft Working on Surface Tablets in ‘Multiple Aspect Ratios and Sizes’

Microsoft Working on Surface Tablets in ‘Multiple Aspect Ratios and Sizes’

Panos Panay was literally on the floor when I walked into Microsoft’s Seattle store on Monday night. The vice president responsible for the company’s Surface tablets was on his back, with a crowd of people around him, simulating a reclined position with a Surface 2 on his chest to make a point about the improved angles ...

Delta to Issue Every Pilot a Microsoft Surface 2 by 2015

Delta to Issue Every Pilot a Microsoft Surface 2 by 2015

Delta will distribute Microsoft Surface 2 tablets to its pilots and not Nokia's "Sirius" tablet as originally planned. The move comes in the wake of a deal to distribute Nokia Lumia 820 smart phones to nearly 19,000 flight attendants. I wrote about the original Delta deal in Delta Equips 19,000 Flight Attendants with ...

Report: Microsoft Surface mini Will Have 7.5-Inch Screen

Report: Microsoft Surface mini Will Have 7.5-Inch Screen

Microsoft is planning a fresh new Surface tablet that would constitute a departure from the 10-inch designs to date. The tablet, if it comes to fruition, is expected to have a 7.5-inch display, Rhoda Alexander, director, Tablet and Monitor Research at IHS iSuppli, told CNET. That jibes with NPD DisplaySearch data provided ...

Microsoft Surface 2: Everything You Need to Know

Microsoft Surface 2: Everything You Need to Know

Microsoft took the wraps off its holiday hardware lineup on Monday, unveiling two new tablets, and a number of new and updated accessories. It’s a lot of information to process, so let’s go through each piece in order. The Surface 2 is the second generation of the Surface RT, though its name doesn’t take after its ...

Microsoft’s New Surface Pro 2: Faster Than 95% of Laptops

Microsoft’s New Surface Pro 2: Faster Than 95% of Laptops

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 2, a new version of its flagship 10.6-inch Windows tablet. Though little has been changed externally on the updated device, Microsoft says that what's inside has changed quite a bit. "We improved the performance on this product by 20 percent," says Panos Panay, Microsoft's VP of ...

Reports: Microsoft to Unveil Surface mini Later This Year

Reports: Microsoft to Unveil Surface mini Later This Year

Microsoft isn’t just releasing new versions of the Surface Pro and Surface RT this year. According to Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows, Microsoft plans to unveil a smaller 8-inch tablet that will run on a Qualcomm ARM processor and Windows RT 8.1. Thurrott says that the smaller “Surface mini” tablet won’t be ...

Report: Microsoft to Price Entry-Level Surface 2 at $499

Report: Microsoft to Price Entry-Level Surface 2 at $499

On Monday, September 23, Microsoft will be launching (but not shipping) its next-generation Surface tablets at an invitation-only event in New York City. In the past few weeks, lots of leaks have revealed much of what's expected to debut at the launch. Although Microsoft officials haven't commented on or confirmed these ...

Microsoft Store Offering Up to $350 For Your iDevice, Samsung or BlackBerry Phone

Microsoft Store Offering Up to $350 For Your iDevice, Samsung or BlackBerry Phone

Just a week ago, Microsoft launched a limited-time trade-in promotion, allowing users to get a minimum $200 gift card for trading in an iPad at one of Microsoft's brick-and-mortar stores. This week, Microsoft has upped the ante on trade-ins involving its competitors' devices. Users can trade in a variety of phones, tablets ...

Microsoft Announces Surface 2.0 Event on September 23 in NYC

Microsoft Announces Surface 2.0 Event on September 23 in NYC

Microsoft released invites on Monday to its forthcoming Surface 2.0 event in New York City. The shindig, taking place in Chelsea on the 23 of September, will show off new Surface hardware, though Microsoft remains coy about just what it will put onstage. Let’s be frank: Microsoft would not invite us all over for a ...

Report: Surface 2 Tablet Will Support Covers With Built-In Battery

Report: Surface 2 Tablet Will Support Covers With Built-In Battery

Microsoft executives have dropped hints in the past that the company would be making a combined keyboard/cover for its Surface devices that would include a built-in battery. The latest anonymously sourced reports from Neowin.net and the Windows SuperSite indicate these new covers are, indeed, in the pipeline. The so-called ...