For the last several months, most of Microsoft’s ads were targeted at Google as part of a campaign called “Scroogled.” This was followed up with an ad where Microsoft made fun of Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy fans. Now Microsoft is going after the Apple iPad specifically in a new commercial that promotes a Windows 8 tablet.
Microsoft Xbox One: New Kinect, Controller, Snap Mode, SmartGlass Compatibility, And Skype Integration
Microsoft announced the Xbox One console at their headquarters in Redmond, Washington today. The Xbox One has a new Kinect sensor that is going to launch later this year. There is an emphasis for Xbox One users to “have a relationship with your TV.” The Xbox One has 8GB of RAM, 8-core CPU, 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0 connectivity, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11N WiFi, and HDMI in/out.
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Sony Corporation has announced that the Xperia Tablet Z is now available for sale worldwide through multiple channels. Sony officially announced the Xperia Tablet Z back in January with a 10.1-inch touchscreen (1200 x 1920 resolution), which is equal to a 224 pixel density. The tablet also appears to support the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The multitouch feature on the tablet can support up to 10 pressure points at any one time. Another great feature is that the Tablet Z has a waterproof rating.
Earlier this year, Google decided to discontinue the social streaming media player known as the Nexus Q. However, a new Google media player gadget has been spotted in FCC testing documents with the product name H840. The product code is the H2G2-42, which is a play on the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
There are new reports that Microsoft Corporation is preparing to launch an 8-inch version of the Microsoft Surface tablet. According to DigiTimes, a Taiwan-based supply chain reported that Microsoft will be showcasing an 8-inch Surface tablet in June. Another 10-inch version of the tablet is also expected to arrive in Q3.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is now available for purchase on Lenovo’s website. The IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a Windows 8 powered ultra book with a rotating and back-bending touchscreen. The IdeaPad Yoga 11S is powered by an Intel processor, 4GB of memory, a 128GB SSD, and Core i3 processor.
The Archos ChefPad is an Android-powered tablet that has a dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 9.7″ display with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, quad-core graphics, front and rear camera, 1080p video playback, and Google Play compatibility.
There are new reports surfacing about the upcoming Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone. The next-generation iPhone (expected to be called the “iPhone 5S”) will likely have a similar design as the iPhone 5, but may also come with a fingerprint scanner.