I have been eagerly waiting for the release dates of Microsoft Surface Pro. Personally I feel that this would revolutionize the tablet market because Microsoft Surface pro runs a full version of Windows 8, meaning it will run existing desktop applications in addition to the new Windows 8-style ones. With millions of softwares already available for Windows it would be interesting to finally see how the tablet leader, The Apple Ipad, hold up to this.
If you’re anything like me you would be glad to know that finally Microsoft has announced the release dates today. February 9 2013 is the US and Canada dates. International buyers wont be this lucky as Microsoft hasn’t announced any dates for them however a Microsoft spokesperson has said that it should be available in additional markets in coming weeks.
Look and feel:
The main materials used are aluminum and plastic which somewhat give is a sturdy feel. Backlit keyboard is also welcoming sight but with a $1200 price tag attached to it im not surprised.
Weighing at about 3 lbs it feels slightly uncomfortable to handle as a slate. When slid open I felt the keyboard somewhat awkward to use and felt that Sony could have done a better job here. The touch pad is gone and replaced with a pointer which I found very annoying to use. Initially it looked like a miniature trackpoint joystick pointer, the sort on IBM’s but its not it. The pointer itself a touch surface, something which I havent seen before.
I recently got a Lumia 920 and found it to be one of the best Windows Phone devices I have used. The only complaint I had was the lack of expandable memory, which is why I preordered the Samsung Ativ S.
Samsung Ativ S was the 1st Windows 8 device announced and launched on the 14th of December 2012 in the UK. Today it finally arrived at my door step. At first glance you’d think the phone is made of aluminum, it’s brushed and coated plastic which makes it look that way, and it does look good.
- Dual-core, 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor
- 4.8-inch super AMOLED display
- 16GB or 32GB of internal storage
- 8 megapixel camera
- 1080p video recording at 30fps
- 8.7mm thick
- 135g weight Read more
Clove has just received the its 1st stock of the JBL powerup wireless charging speakers. If you have the Lumia 920, then this is the perfect music accessory. The pairing process and well as playing is simple……….. tap and you’re done. This however isn’t its only feature. Whats great about this device is that on the top of the speaker there’s a wireless charging pad. You simple place your Lumia 920 on top and the charging begins. No wires, no cases and no hassle. For more details head over to Nokia.
The JBL Wireless powerup speakers are available from Clove for £237.49.
I usually look forward to new smartphones but when the HTC 8X was released I didn’t care much. The built in 16GB memory and no expansion card slot made this phone something I didn’t appeal to me. The other day I got a chance to see it and I was pleasantly surprised by its great design. The clean and modern interface with live tiles immediately catches your attention.
This is the phone I have been waiting for to replace my Iphone 5 with. Today I got to spend a few hours with the white version which honestly did not look all that appealing to me. Ill definitely be waiting for the other colors to be available. I would like to point out that I also got to play with the HTC 8X. I just LOVED the design and the feel of it. Unfortunately due to its 16GB memory, its a deal breaker for me. Ill get to this another time.
Coming to the Lumia 920, it is Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
This is the main reason why I am switching to the Lumia 920. Offering an 8.7 Megapixels camera and 1920 x 1080 video recording with Nokia PureView technology, it is one fantastic camera. I took several pictures in low light with the Iphone 5 and the Lumia 920 and found the Lumia to offer visibly better results both for videos and stills by being brighter and crisper. Read more
Microsoft has released 2 new operating systems on the 26th Of October 2012. Windows 8 and Windows RT. Both on the face of it look almost identical so it might be confusing for some. Lets see the main differences below:
Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro will be available to purchase as standalone OS as well as an upgrade while Windows RT will come built into specific devices like Surface RT and no Read more
Microsoft Surface RT was released about a week ago but I finally managed to get my hands on one today. Lets start of with one thing at a time. Initial startup took about 5 minutes and was extremely simple. Ill just give a brief review
since Im very excited to “play” with my new machine. 🙂
This is one sleek looking device. With a screen size of 10.6 inches it weighs around .70kg. Some people might consider this heavy but for me this makes it feel like an extremely well built solid device. The package I chose came with a touch keyboard cover. It is pretty similar to the Ipads smart cover Read more
Windows 8 is the biggest thing to come out from Microsoft in a long long time. The traditional keyboard and mouse we are all used to is being replaced with touch input. This isnt the only change which has come.