MobileTechRoundup podcast 285: Surface RT as iPad replacement?

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MoTR 285 is 67 minutes long and is a 40.9 MB file in MP3 format.

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HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Low cost Lumias(s nok): a good strategy at this point
  • Surface Pro(s msft) thoughts: pricing, battery life, use cases
  • More with Surface RT: After a few weeks, it mainly replaces Matt’s iPad(s aapl)
  • Kevin bought a drone: the AR Parrot with 720p camera you control with iOS or Android(s goog).
  • Chevy(s gm) Volt is a well connected car – Pandora, Stitcher, an app that lets you remotely start the car, monitor charging/energy, etc….
  • Portable speakers: Jamboxes vs the competition
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By CAGRValue.com Posted in Reviews

Microsoft expands Surface RT production, availability

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Microsoft(s msft) announced on Tuesday it is expanding production and distribution of its Surface RT tablet. The company will be widening retail availability for the Windows slate by mid-December. The company had originally planned such expansion after the new year begins, but retailer interest is high, so it is accelerating the increased availability. Staples(s spls) will be among the first to carry the device, starting tomorrow.

Sales figures for the company’s first computer — historically, it has licensed its platform to other computer makers — haven’t been released, leaving many to question the success of the tablet. Unlike prior computers running Windows, the Surface RT uses a chip designed for smartphones, which required Microsoft to rework its operating system for the new chip. Surface RT is a tablet that can be used similar to a laptop with Microsoft Office software when paired with an optional keyboard.

Some of the temporary holiday stores…

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By CAGRValue.com Posted in Reviews

Confirmed: Microsoft Surface Will Be Sold at Retailers Mid-Month

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Microsoft Confirmed Tuesday that they will begin selling the Surface at retailers outside of their own Microsoft Stores this month.

The Surface has been available since October 26th but was only available from their own online store and from their brick-and-mortar and pop-up stores around the country. The fact that the Surface was only sold at these locations most likely greatly hindered initial sales of the device.

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Not much detail about which retailers will sell the device are available at this moment.

Check out the source here for more detail.

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By CAGRValue.com Posted in Reviews