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Amazon stepped up its presence in the tablet market today with the introduction of Kindle Fire HD, an 8.9-inch tablet squarely aimed at high-end competition from Apple, Samsung, and other manufacturers. We've compared the device with a number of other tablets.
Intel-powered Windows 8 tablets will cost $600 to $700, while RT tablets with ARM mobile processors will be $200 to $300 cheaper, says Lenovo’s head of North American operations, David Schmoock. Schmoock's remarks are the first details about Windows 8 tablet prices that we’ve heard since Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky said Surface for Windows RT would be “priced like comparable tablets that are based on ARM.”
An Acer spokeswoman confirmed that Windows RT devices remain on the company's product roadmap, despite Acer CEO JT Wang's turbulent stance on Microsoft's upcoming Surface tablet.
- Acer CEO optimistic about Windows 8.1, claims Microsoft is back 'down to Earth' May 9, 2013, 8:05am EDT
- Stephen Elop interview: Nokia can compete with Surface Feb 25, 2013, 9:16am EST
- HP's head of PC 'not a big fan' of Windows RT, says Surface is slow and kludgey Nov 15, 2012, 6:20am EST
- HP's Todd Bradley dismisses post-PC era, says 'people are trying to be dramatic' Sep 20, 2012, 4:51am EDT
On Lenovo's Q1 earnings call, the company's CEO Yang Yuanqing dismissed the threat posed by Microsoft's Surface tablets, saying "they're just one of our many competitors." Lenovo had an impressive
From the moment of their announcement, Microsoft's Surface tablets have sat firmly entrenched in the middle of the Windows 8 spotlight. They've seized a stranglehold on the hardware conversation and focused it exclusively upon themselves. Though many have lamented the impact that will have on Microsoft's traditional PC OEM partners, what I think has gone overlooked is the effect of Surface on Microsoft's other hardware partner, Nokia.
We like to think of The Verge as the center of all universes, but even the Vox family is much bigger than that. This week, Polygon is hanging out at the Vox New York studio, which gave us a chance to plead / beg / bribe Managing Editor, podcast superstar, and glorified booth babe Justin McElroy to lend his celebrity to our little show. Stay tuned for a very concentrated dose of sunshine and rainbows.
In the latest episode of On The Verge, veteran journalist Mary Jo Foley joined editors Josh Topolsky, Paul Miller, and Nilay Patel for a chat about the state of Microsoft and its upcoming products like Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface.
Steven Guggenheimer, who for many years has been in charge of liaisons between Microsoft and its OEM partners, is leaving his position for a senior role in the company.