It looks like Huawei's dual-OS smartphone is going the way of the Asus Transformer Book Duet. The concept of a device that can run both Android and Windows holds a lot of appeal. But as long as Google, Microsoft and Apple have competing ecosystems, it is unlikely to see the light of day.
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Fry's is offering a Microsoft Surface RT tablet with keyboard cover for $229, while Newegg has an Asus gaming desktop for $899.99 that includes a free copy of Assassin's Creed 4.
Asus is playing a Windows 8.1 high margin game with an Android commodity device strategy for volume on the other side. If Microsoft can't kick-start PC growth, Asus has a strategy that won't deliver decent profits.
Some of the reasons for the collapse of the the PC market go a lot further back than the reception of Windows 8.
In a recent interview, an Asus executive hinted that the firm is "interested" in pursuing the idea of offering Windows-based phones.
The netbook has fallen out of favour - but don't underestimate the huge impact this tiny form factor has had.
Asus continues to push different form factors with its mobile devices, but the Taichi seems to answer a question that no one asked, and misses the best part of Windows 8 along the way.
Asus has rolled out its latest Eee PC netbook, complete with new Intel Cedar Trail Atom processor and Windows 7. But who's buying?
PC manufacturers are planning to introduce "transforming" Ultrabooks with multi-touch screens in order to exploit the capabilities of Microsoft Windows 8, according to Taiwan's Digitimes. Asus already sells a Transformer that runs the Android operating system, but Digitimes' sources "noted that most of the transforming designs are rotatable screen models".
Microsoft has increased its revenues owing to a strong performance in its business and server divisions, but it struggled with Windows revenues due to a weakening in the consumer PC market
HP has announced the Folio 13, its first ultra-slim laptop designed to fit squarely within the ultrabook category of devices being promoted by Intel and going up against the MacBook Air
I say the Linux netbook was rubbed out by Microsoft with an Intel chip in the CFO's office.
Asus is preparing to launch a very thin Eee PC netbook that may be sold with a Linux distribution, a teaser on Facebook suggests.Posted on the official Asus Facebook page on Wednesday, the teaser describes the device as "no ordinary netbook", noting that the "super-slim" subnotebook "has a twist".
Some of Taiwan's PC manufacturers have complained to the island's Ministry of Economic Affairs because they have not been invited to participate in the early development of the next version of Windows, known as Windows Next or (but not by Microsoft) Windows 8 for tablets. Two of the world's largest PC manufacturers by units -- Acer and Asus -- are based in Taiwan, along with other suppliers such as MSI and HCT, and most of the large contract manufacturers.
Asus practically created the netbook category and is not ready to quit. This Eee features the dual core N570 processor with 10-11 hours of battery life.
The company has announced UK release dates and pricing details for its Eee Pad Transformer, a Android Honeycomb tablet, and Eee Slate EP121 Windows 7 tablet
Remember the Asus teaser for its new Eee PC Sirocco series? Well, now we know what is "making waves."
Asus held a pre-CES press conference at the Aria convention centre in Las Vegas today (Tuesday) to unveil four tablet computers, as well as TUF (The Ultimate Force) motherboards "designed to withstand rugged environments" -- they come with a 5-year warranty. Actually, we should probably say that Asus unveiled three new tablets (running Android) and one new slate (running Microsoft Windows).
At CES 2011, Asus announced a new family of tablet devices using its "Eee" moniker, ranging from a pocketable 7-inch device with a stylus to a netbook-like device with a sliding keyboard.
Microsoft now admits that Apple's iPad is cannibalizing netbook sales.