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Microsoft partners with resellers to boost Surface tabletsales

Microsoft on Monday announced a new initiative that they hope will ultimately help sell more Surface tablets. The changes, outlined in the Microsoft Devices Program, will see a number of third party resellers make the slates available for purchase to commercial customers like businesses, schools and universities. Redmond has initially selected ...

Samsung’s Shape-Shifting Ativ Q Isn’t Pretty, But Running Windows 8 And Android May Make It A Worthy Workhorse

Samsung just pulled back the curtain on a new line of Ativ Windows notebooks, but perhaps the most interesting of the company’s new Ativs is a 13.3-inch convertible tablet it hopes will appeal those prepping to head back to school. The shape-shifting Ativ Q sports a tablet mode, a video-friendly ...

“X-Ray for TV” lets Kindle, Wii U owners tap to identifyactors

Amazon has just expanded its X-Ray service to include television shows. The service will bring Kindle Fire and Wii U episode watchers contextual information from the IMDb at the touch of a finger. Just like the movie-centric version of the service, its X-Ray for TV will give Kindle users instant ...

Sony Xperia Z Ultra ups the ante with a massive 6.4-inchdisplay

If you thought Samsung’s Galaxy Note II packed a large screen, wait until you see Sony’s latest creation. The Xperia Z Ultra will ship with a 6.4-inch, 1080p display that’s coming dangerously close to tablet territory. Hardware specifications are just as jaw-dropping as it’s packed with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 ...

A third of American adults now own tablets, studyfinds

A new report from Pew Research Center released earlier today revealed that a third of American adults now own a tablet, further validating the notion that the portable devices are eating away at market share once owned by traditional computers. For comparison, only 18 percent of adults reportedly owned a ...

BlackBerry 10 not coming to BlackBerry PlayBook tablets

If you were hoping your BlackBerry PlayBook would get a taste of BlackBerry 10, think twice. Despite earlier plans, Thorsten Heins just revealed that the newer OS isn't coming to his company's tablet due to 'performance and user experience' concerns. The executive didn't discuss the long-term future of the PlayBook, ...

Google Cloud Print app for Android makes printingsimple

Once only possible using proprietary apps by numerous vendors like HP, printing on Android tablets and smartphones just got simpler. Google Cloud Print promises Android users a straightforward method of sending print jobs to any printer connected to Google's print service. The Google Cloud Print app -- which appeared on the ...

iPad Mini accounted for 60 percent of iOS sales during the firstquarter

The market for premium tablets appears to be wearing thin as first quarter data from Gartner reveals that budget slates are becoming more desirable. It’s a trend that is working in favor of Apple’s iPad mini as the device represented 60 percent of iOS sales during the first three months ...

Microsoft lets companies buy Surface tablets in bulk

As often as Microsoft pitches the Surface and Surface Pro as tablets for getting work done, corporate customers haven't had an easy way to order the devices by the bushel. We know that the process is now considerably smoother for eager large-scale adopters thanks to a ZDNet ...