Windows Surface Pro went on sale last week and no one was sure how the public would react to the new device. The Windows RT didn’t sell wonderfully, but it also wasn’t terrible. Knowing that, some people expected doom and gloom with the Surface Pro’s release. Were people still excited? Maybe they were just waiting for the Pro instead of purchases a truncated version of Windows 8 in tablet form. That seems to be the case, at least with its immediate release. Several businesses has announced that their stock of the 128GB version of the Surface has sold out, leaving the 64GB version still scattered about at some locations.
A Vimeo user by the name of alversae caught a UPS delivery man stealing his daughters Christmas present off their porch using their front door security camera. The Christmas present was an iPad Mini, which was probably easy to surmise by the delivery man from the size of the package and where it was coming from. The video, shown below, shows the Fedex guy find a pre-signed document for delivery, scans the package, and then drop it off. A while later, around 1pm, the UPS driver drops off his own package and sees the Fedex package. He leaves for about a minute, only to return, take a close look and appear to “scan” the device, and then walk off with it.
With the release of the Windows RT, which is the Windows 8 Tablet that is more tablet than PC, folks have been waiting patiently to hear of the price of Windows Surface Pros, the tablets that are more PC than tablet. Well, the cats out of the bag, along with a release date and specific hardware specs, and folks may not be too quick to purchase Microsoft’s newest experiment upon release in January.
For anyone who watched Star Trek, you have probably though “wow, it would be amazing to have the technology they have.” We may not have Holodecks or transporters… yet, but we do have something they used in almost every single episode. Tablets. Tablets in Star Trek were mono-colored glorified e-readers, at a glance anyway. But now we have tablets the same size as the sci-fi TV show that can do almost anything a full desktop can do. With the release of the iPad several years ago, tablet ownership rose steadily every year. But there was one problem; cost.
We wrote about the iPhone 5 a lot towards the end of the year, only to be a bit disappointed to see that Apple was just releasing a slightly updated version of the iPhone 4. One of the major complaints from consumers is that Apple is touting one of the smallest screens on smart phones. It seems Android phones are going the bigger is better route with examples from Motorola’s Droid Razr to Samsung’s massive Note. A decade ago smaller phones were what was in, now it’s larger and thinner for easy browsing and less squinting to read text. Now that Apple is falling a bit behind in the screen category, what can we gather from a few sneak peaks that have leaked recently?
Some new things at E3 will work with both used and refurbished cell phones, which is a great surprise! A couple days ago I let you all in on what Nintendo showed off at this years E3, the Wii U tablet controller console. One question I asked was what Microsoft or Sony’s response would be to this game changer. Well, seems Microsoft didn’t just have a response, they had a counter! Microsoft has really been pushing the Xbox as an all around media hub for your household, but it normally stopped in your livingroom… Not if Microsoft has anything to say about it.