Delta is dropping its iPad trial and issuing Surface 2 tablets to its pilots. These tablets will become the cornerstone of the company’s new electronic flight bag (EFB) and will replace the heavy paper-bound versions. Though Microsoft is playing up this deal, this transition was not as smooth as it appears on the surface, says a report in AppleInsider.
Microsoft continues to poke fun at Appleâ€™s iPad, despite the embarrassing $150 price cut it had to make to sell its Surface RT tablet.
The new Windows 8: Surface RT vs. iPad ad highlights the size difference, and then goes on to highlight some of the shortcomings on the iPad compared to Surface RT such as the lack of an integrated kickstand, the TouchType keyboard accessory and a USB port.
Microsoft continues to poke fun at Apple’s iPad, despite the embarrassing $150 price cut it had to make to sell its Surface RT tablet.
The new Windows 8: Surface RT vs. iPad ad makes use of Siri’s voiceover to highlight some of the shortcomings on the iPad compared to Surface RT such as the lack of an integrated kick stand, a USB port, and the TouchType keyboard accessory.
Bill Gates says iPad users are frustrated because they can’t type, can’t create Office documents – What do you think?
Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren BuffetÂ discussed the impact of interest rates on investment strategies, and global currencies this morning on CNBC.
During that interview, Bill Gates had some interesting things to say about the tablet and PC market, and also took a shot at Apple’s iPad while explaining the rationale of launching the Surface tablets.
Mid-last year, Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing that it will be making its own Windows 8 hardware, under the Surface brand name. The company announced two flagship tablets, one running an ARM version of Windows â€” called Windows RT â€” and the second running the full fledged Windows 8 operating System.
Thinking of picking up a Surface Pro (as my wife pointed out last night in Best Buy “they arenâ€™t cheaper than an iPad are they?) and mulling over getting the 128GB or 64GB version? Whichever you pick, youâ€™re in for a shock because like the Surface RT, you only get to use a fraction of that storage space. How much? Like about 23 GB for the 64 and 83 GB for the 128 model.
Microsoft needed a blockbuster hit with the Surface Tablet RT. Sad to say though, time and again sales estimates for the laplet (tab-book?) have been pushed down and down and down. Analysts first lowered Q4 2012 sales estimates to just 2 million, today, 1 million. To put that in perspective, Apple sold 20 iPads for each Surface Tablet.