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Microsoft (MSFT) Surface Sales Still Missing Expectations as Consumers Lack Interest

March 15, 2013 7:43 AM EDT

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Surface sales are coming in a little lighter than expectations...

Okay, they're completely missing expectations. Can the public really be blamed, though?

According to Bloomberg, sales for Microsoft's Surface tablet are at about 1.5 million units through the middle of March. That compares with order for 3 million Surface RT units and internal expectations calling for 2 million units to be sold in the December quarter alone.

Microsoft's first foray into the PC... More

Dell (DELL) Unleashes New XPS 18 Tablet PC

March 13, 2013 5:00 PM EDT

Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) raised the bar on computing with the announcement of the XPS 18, a design breakthrough that achieves a perfect blend of weight, large display size and performance in a thin, elegant and highly mobile design. With a huge 18.4-inch Full HD capacitive touch display, the XPS 18 opens up new possibilities in multimedia and casual gaming for families, yet is still easy to use thanks to its surprisingly light weight. In addition to its innovative design, the XPS 18 hits the much sought after sweet spot between mobile entertainment and desktop-level productivity, and... More

IDC Boosts FY13 Tablet Outlook 10.7%; Sees Android Gaining on iOS Devices (AAPL) (GOOG)

March 12, 2013 9:22 AM EDT

A predicted surge of smaller, lower-priced devices in the tablet market has led International Data Corporation (IDC) to increase its 2013 forecast for the worldwide tablet market to 190.9 million, up from its previous forecast of 172.4 million units. Increases in tablet shipments have been made throughout the forecast period with an average increase of 11 percent between 2013 and 2016. The latest forecast update of the Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker estimates tablet shipments to be upwards of 350 million by the end of 2017.

"One in every two tablets shipped this quarter was below 8 inches in screen size. And in terms of shipments, we expect... More