Posts tagged with: Windows RT
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    A little over two months ago, Microsoft introduced its version of Office for the iPad. While that was fantastic to see arrive, if not quite a bit overdue, it also managed to help punctuate just where Microsoft's mobile aspirations for Office were still lacking; for instance, we had Office Mobile for Android smartphones, and Microsoft even made it free for home use, but there was still no Android tablet version. A new report not only affirms that such an Android tablet release is still in the works, but suggests that it might even beat a native Windows 8 Metro version to market. Supposedly, ...

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    The Lumia 2520 graced our lives months ago, brightening our unboxing desk and leaving a lasting first impression. Sadly, it didn't stick around long enough for us to give it the full review treatment, disappearing in a shipping accident so mysterious we sometimes still bring it up on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Fortunately, Nokia has sent us a replacement unit, and this time around it's included a bonus: the recently-released Nokia Power Keyboard. The long-awaited accessory brings two USB ports, a 2,027 mAh battery, and one of the most comfortable keyboards ever to Nokia's Windows RT ...

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    Even at launch, there was nothing humble about the HTC HD2. With the largest screen ever grafted onto a smartphone, the first-of-its-kind Qualcomm Scorpion SoC, and the heaviest skin ever crafted for a Windows Mobile device (here called "HTC Sense" for the first time), the HD2 was a behemoth – the biggest spec beast ever devised. It married the touch-and-go simplicity of the iPhone with the power of WinMo 6 to produce the best Microsoft-powered smartphone anyone could ask for ... and back in 2009, there was no shortage of asking, with the device selling out repeatedly over its initial ...

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    It's not difficult to recall the glory days of HTC. The Nexus One is easily one of the company's more memorable smartphones. But that's just one in a long line of fantastic smartphones and other devices. The EVO 4G, G1, Touch Pro series, HD2, Desire line, and several more are not only HTC classics, they're considered classics by many for the entire history of smartphones. They each played a major part in what we all consider high-end smartphones today. And while HTC may not be the current front runner, it showed us in 2013 that it means business, and it will not go down without putting up ...

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    There’s no denying that the tablet industry has evolved at a tremendous pace in less than three years. For those of us non-believers of the original Microsoft Tablet PC, or even the first iPad and its potential, it was hard to even predict that the services and devices that we see ubiquitous today, would’ve been possible so quickly. That being said, there is no such thing as a perfect tablet, and not every device fits every user. Make sure you watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about the things we all wish to see happening in 2014. We discuss the things that are still not fixed, and the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Android Device Manager reaching mobile devices through a native application. LG is next as we've got some rumors of an LG Gx device, even though it looks a lot like the Optimus G Pro. Sony follows the news as the Xperia Z1 Mini has just stopped by the FCC for US approval. We then go through some rumors of Windows RT disappearing in the second half of 2014, along with the Modern UI of Windows Phone 9. We end today's show talking about the first smartphone compatible USB flash drive made from Sony. All this and more after the break. ...

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    Let’s face it, tablets aren’t perfect. We’ve had numerous editorials talking about it, and we don’t think twice about pointing these imperfections out in our reviews. Surely in life nothing is perfect, but there are surely those companies that try harder, and those that don’t. There are companies that’ll charge you the same amount of money for lesser quality products than others, and there are those that would rather lose a premium in oder to sell you what you paid for. Now that said, tablets aren’t new. We’ve used them for over a decade, and it’s interesting to note that ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possible Ubuntu Touch smartphones that we may see from undisclosed OEMs very soon. Microsoft is next as we get reports of the company being bold enough to offer Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 for free to OEMs. Nokia follows the news as we get more reports of a 5.2-inch Lumia, aside from more details of the Nokia Normandy, which may run Android. We then talk about Samsung, and the possibility that the company may ditch AMOLED displays next year. We end today's show talking about the new Spotify mobile strategy. All this and more after the ...

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    Productivity tablet = oxymoron? I’m not so sure about that. There is a place for productivity tablets in this world. I opined several months ago about how I don’t want a tablet until it is a viable laptop replacement. And here I sit typing on a Surface RT. Full disclosure: the Surface RT is a Pocketnow-owned Surface. I did not buy it on my own. Having used it for several weeks now, I probably never will. It’s nice in several ways, which I will expound upon later, but it’s not quite the laptop replacement I need. My biggest beef is with the screen size and my specific use case, but ...

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    Someday, Microsoft wants to stop juggling so many different platforms, and unite its desktop, tablet, smartphone, and even gaming aspirations under one (presumably Windows) banner. That means we've been looking forward to things like a unification of WP8 and Windows RT, and just last week we heard some commentary from the company about how it's still pushing towards that goal. But when might we hope things get there? Even as that answer continues to elude us, we get some valuable new information today, with word of Microsoft's plans for a series of 2015 updates in development under the ...

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    Right now, Microsoft finds itself in the uncomfortable position of managing three app ecosystems, none compatible with the others; we've got Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, and the full-blown Windows 8.1. More and more lately, we've been talking about an inevitable merger between at least some of these disparate families, hearing rumors about Microsoft going to a unified app store next year, and discussing exactly how crossover devices might work. Today we get to see some new commentary along that line, thanks to an interview with Microsoft's Julie Larson-Green at last week's UBS Global Tech ...

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    There are a lot of rumors going around that Microsoft might eventually merge Windows RT with the Windows Phone operating system.  In many ways this makes sense.  Both are designed for the ARM processors while full Windows 8.x is still designed for the x86/x64 processors of the PC world.     We have no idea when or if Microsoft really intends to merge Windows Phone with the Windows RT operating system, but there seem to be quite a few hurdles that would be necessary to overcome.  Right now, Windows RT is exactly the same as the full Windows 8.x operating system except for the fact ...

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    "Avalanches above, business continues below." That's a lyric from a very weird song, but it also encapsulates the goings-on in the Pocketnow offices this week - with technology news bubbling up from the outside world even as review devices tumble down from above. We'll talk about those devices as well as the rest of the happenings in the mobile technology world, and we'll take questions from your listener mail in the ninety minutes of this week's podcast. (We'll also take every opportunity to distract you from Michael Fisher's awful audio quality with promises of G Flex coverage, coming ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's new sale whenever you buy the new Lumia 2520 Windows tablet. We later go through more deals as retailers have dropped the price of the Google Nexus 7. Motorola follows the news as the company has just hired a 3D printing firm to take care of Project Ara. Leaks of Samsung's plans to upgrade the Galaxy Line-up to Android 4.4 KitKat follow after that. We end today's show talking about certain leaks showing a metal frame for the possible Samsung Galaxy S5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia offering free Power Keyboard ...

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    It is November 21 and a Monday rumor suggested that the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet -- which is already under the microscope in our labs for the review treatment -- would be available today on Verizon. If you head over to the source link below you can grab yours, in black, for $399.99, on a two-year contract. Of course you can also opt for the $499.99 month-to-month option, as well as choose the red version of the slate. The same rumor implied that the Nokia Lumia 929 would become available today too; we can't seem to find it just yet, in case the rumor predicted the future accurately, but ...

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