Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 1/27 including: Apple's possible adoption of mobile payments, a recent boost in Microsoft's Surface sales, CPG brands' use of mobile marketing to reach customers, semiconductor growth due to wearables and IoT devices and Sprint's new course of action in job cuts.
Microsoft announced yesterday that it's releasing it's Surface Pro and RT tablet sales to 17 more commercial markets, according to PC Mag.
Apple started selling a 128GB version of the iPad tablet this week, just days before the availability of Microsoft's 128GB Surface Pro tomorrow.
Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet looks set to arrive on Feb. 9 in the United States and Canada. Unlike the Windows RT based Surface tablet, the Surface Pro runs the Windows 8 Pro operating system, which means that it is effectively a full-featured PC that will run existing Windows software.
Neil McAllister from The Register has written a thought-provoking critique about why the ARM-based Windows RT tablet from Microsoft was "DOA" or dead on arrival.
Microsoft is now "actively investigating" the Jailbreak tool for Windows RT that surfaced last week, according to a report on The Register, and will take "appropriate action as necessary."
With the holiday season quickly approaching, tech giants have released new versions of some of their most popular devices. In our slideshow, we take a look at the pros and cons of some of the hottest new tablets and ereaders on the market--just in time for Black Friday.
Getting a Microsoft Surface tablet for the holidays? Well, don't be surprised if you see substantially less available storage capacity than you expected.
Microsoft will start selling the Windows RT version of its highly anticipated Surface tablet on October 26, with a price that may start at as low as $199.00.
The Microsoft Surface tablet could be sold for as little as $199 at launch, according to a new report on Engadget. If this turns out be the price of Microsoft's new tablet, is that good or bad?