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.
The UK has launched a TV white space pilot in which it will test devices and databases that manage access to unused spectrum.
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.
Project in Dar es Salaam will focus on how TV white spaces can be used for broadband access in urban settings.
According to reports, Ericsson is in talks with Microsoft to buy Microsoft's IPTV business.
Informa is predicting healthy sales of Smart TV sets, but they're still not smart enough, as Apple, Google and Microsoft eye the prospects of a joined-up market for "three screens and a cloud"…
It sounds like it's time for Microsoft to finally start sharing more information, beginning with TV ads and a new official Surface blog, about its coming tablets and PCs.
Microsoft has launched its first Windows 8 TV commercials, with less than two weeks to go until commercial availability and the official product launch.
To cater for the rising demand for Internet television services, a Chinese online subscription platform is being tested out by firms Microsoft and PPTV.
A new report says the Xbox is the most popular Internet device for TVs. Can Microsoft continue to capitalize on this advantage?
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".
There's been talk that Microsoft was working on a TV subscription service that would let consumers bypass pay TV providers and watch live programming on their Xbox 360 or other device. According to Reuters, that chatter was accurate, but any hopes viewers would have about a Microsoft TV have been dashed, as the tech Goliath has put the idea on the back burner.
Google TV is under heavy pressure to show some successes as Apple supposedly readies a TV set and Microsoft continues to steal the connected living room thunder with its Xbox 360 console. In advance of CES, the company has announced a new partner, as well as further commitments from a few previously announced partners.
Microsoft is set to roll out voice control for TV sets connected to an Xbox 360 gaming console and Kinect controller.A free update for the Xbox 360 will be made available on Tuesday, bringing not only voice-controlled search but also new apps from various Microsoft partners.
According to Microsoft, this new dashboard is where 'a new era in entertainment begins.'
If Kinect really does taking motion sensing to a new level, Microsoft could reinvent TV in a way that Google or Apple hasn't been able to.
Gesture-based TV control, anyone?
The major battles in the post-PC era will be fought in the living room, and the den, and the dorm room, and just about any place where people watch movies and TV programs and listen to music. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all positioning their forces now. What will it take to succeed, and who will lead?
Microsoft is taking the wraps off its Xbox Live TV service. What's powering it? I believe it's a combination of Silverlight, Mediaroom IPTV and other elements connected to the company's "Project Orapa."
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