Blogs: tablets

User interfaces won't be defined by what you see on the display forever, of course. Voice and gesture recognition will become part of the user interface equation -- this absolutely makes sense when the challenge of developing logical user experiences for wearable devices really takes off.

April 14, 2014 5:11 AM EDT

Yesterday's announcement that Windows Phone and Windows for small tablets will be free for device makers was an admission from Microsoft that its mobile strategy has failed. Will it help save the company in mobile, or is it too little, too late?

April 03, 2014 10:24 AM EDT

One big reason Windows tablets and smartphones don't sell well is the app gap: There are far fewer apps available for Windows tablets and Windows Phone devices than for iOS and Android. With Microsoft's announcement of universal apps that run on all Windows devices, though, that may well change.

April 02, 2014 2:18 PM EDT

If you're confused why Microsoft is releasing Office for the iPad, look no further than Gartner's latest survey, which finds that PC sales will continue to plummet, while tablets continue to skyrocket. And there's no end in sight

March 27, 2014 1:19 PM EDT

There have been esimates that when Microsoft releases Office for the iPad, likely later this month, it could end up bringing in billions of additional dollars to Microsoft's coffers. Is that hype and overkill, it will it really bring that much to Microsoft's bottom line?

March 19, 2014 5:32 PM EDT

Microsoft can be accused of many things, but consistency is not one of them. It is forcing Asustek to abandon its dual-boot Windows-Android PCs while letting Huawei to build a dual-boot Windows-Android phone. Is any logic at play, or just plain weirdness?

March 14, 2014 12:44 PM EDT

Microsoft's so far refusing to release a version of Office for the iPad is not the only way that the company is dissing Apple. It's been more than three years since the company has released a version of Office for the Mac, and there's still no release date. Why is Microsoft treating Apple so badly when it comes to Office?

February 21, 2014 12:05 PM EST

How productive can you be with this 12.2-in. Samsng tablet?

February 20, 2014 7:33 PM EST

The on-again, off-again love affair between Office and the iPad continues: The latest rumors say that Office will arrive on the iPad even before it comes to Windows tablets. No matter the truth of things, Microsoft needs to make clear its Office strategy, or else it will give up ground to competitors.

February 18, 2014 12:01 PM EST

Even though former CEO Steve Ballmer promised last fall that Microsoft would be bringing Office to the iPad, there's a new sheriff in town, and that promise no longer holds. The company is now strongly hinting that Office for the iPad may be a non-starter. Is this a return to the bad old days of Microsoft?

February 14, 2014 1:27 PM EST
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