Watch out, Microsoft: Apple says iPad accounts for 90% of enterprise tablet activations

Microsoft is aiming to protect its turf inside large businesses with the help of Windows tablets that run Office, but a new statistic demonstrates the size of the challenge facing the company. During Apple’s quarterly earnings call this afternoon, CEO Tim Cook said that 90 percent of tablet activations in the enterprise are iPads, despite… Read More


Amazon’s Kindle Fire blows away rival tablets with increase in Christmas activations

Amazon has typically seen its Kindle Fire tablet sales spike during the holidays, even more than a typical seasonal increase, and 2013 appears to be no different. Mobile app analytics firm Flurry just released some holiday tablet sales numbers and noted that on Christmas, Amazon’s tablets were activated 24 times more often than on a normal December… Read More


Pew: 35% of Americans have tablets, up 10% from last year

The popularity of tablets continues to grow, according to the latest numbers from Pew. Pew’s research shows 35 percent of Americans 16 and older now owning a tablet, up 10 percent from one year ago. Though that’s not as steep of an increase from December 2011 to November 2012, when tablet ownership jumped 15 percent. In… Read More


Delta pilots swapping iPad for Surface 2 tablet

First, Delta equipped 19,000 flight attendants with Windows Phones. Now, the pilots are getting in on the Microsoft fun. Paul Thurrott at WindowsITPro reports that Delta will hand out the new Surface 2 tablet to all of its pilots, instead of Nokia’s unreleased Sirius tablet as originally planned. Currently, Delta pilots are allowed to bring… Read More


Microsoft: You will fail your college classes using an iPad

It’s late August, and that means back to school at thousands of college campuses around the world. Aimed at university students who might be considering a tablet purchase, Microsoft just came out with a new advertisement that carries a simple message: iPads suck in class. In another swing at Apple, the 30-second spot touts the… Read More


Study: One-third of Americans now own tablets

A new report from the Pew Internet Project found that 33 percent of Americans now own a tablet, a number that has nearly doubled in just the past year. In May 2010, only three percent of adults 18 and older owned a tablet. Two years later, that number jumped to 18 percent, and in just the… Read More


Welcome back: Amazon selling Kindle DX again

The Kindle DX is making a comeback. After disappearing from the Amazon storefront last October, it looks like the Seattle online giant is once again selling the 9.7-inch tablet for $299. The DX, which debuted in 2009 and features a keyboard with an e-ink display, was first spotted late last month by Digital Reader. We’ve reached… Read More


Amazon expands Android Appstore to reach nearly 200 countries

On the same day Amazon rolled out Kindle Fire HD availability to 170 countries, the Seattle online giant also announced that its Appstore for Android is now available internationally to countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa and South Korea — reaching nearly 200 countries around the world. The Appstore was previously available only… Read More


Microsoft uses Siri to ridicule iPad in latest commercial

Microsoft is taking another swing at a competitor and this time it’s Apple’s iPad getting the backhand slap. In its latest Windows commercial titled “Less talking, more doing,” Microsoft uses Siri’s voice to show how Windows tablets can perform tasks that the iPad cannot, all at a cheaper price. Important to point out that the featured… Read More

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Microsoft: Don’t compare Windows 8 to a can of soda

When The Coca-Cola Company tried to introduce “New Coke” to the market back in 1985, it was considered one of the worst product decisions known to mankind. Now, some analysts are comparing Coke’s mistakes to Microsoft and Windows 8, based on the negative reaction to radical changes in the operating system, and Microsoft’s upcoming move to address “customer feedback”… Read More


Microsoft reportedly building a 7-inch Surface tablet

Aiming to compete with the likes of Apple’s iPad, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is building a 7-inch Surface tablet. Sources tell the WSJ that a new lineup of tablets, including a 7-inch version, will go into production later this year. This all makes sense… Read More