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Despite rumours of a successor being on the horizon, the XBox 360 has remained the best selling console on the market for the 27th month in a row.
Microsoft has been rumoured to join in on the smart watch bandwagon (again), but until now nothing has indicated that that was true. Wall Street Journal sources have confirmed that Microsoft is developing a new smart watch after the failure of their SPOT program which included smart watches in it lineup.
Rumours of a Nokia tablet has been circulating for plenty of years now, with executives fueling excitement for such a device. The Nokia Booklet 3G proved that Nokia could make a proper computer and not just cell phones, could a Nokia tablet be on the cards for the near future?
Microsoft set to take on the likes of the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and iPad Mini with 7-inch Surface RT?
Microsoft’s Surface RT was dead on arrival, it lacked many of the applications its competitors offered, it didn’t offer half as much features as its desktop counterpart did and Microsoft didn’t even provide a proper Office suite for the platform, but that hasn’t stopped them from preparing a next generation of Windows RT devices.
For quite a while now plenty of consumers have wondered why Microsoft hasn’t released an official Office suite for the iPad or Android, recently an analyst even estimated that MS could make over $2.5 billion from an Office for iPad application, but Redmond hasn’t seemed to have shared the same sentiments, yet.
Microsoft has been at the forefront of innovation for plenty of years now, they were behind plenty of innovative technology that is ruled by competitors today. One such technology is the Microsoft SPOT program, short for Smart Personal Objects Technology, which included smart watches in it’s blooming portfolio.
As competition between Google and Microsoft escalates, both parties seem to be resorting to dirty tricks to disadvantage the other.
Earlier this week Microsoft was fined close to a billion dollars by European authorities due to antitrust concerns, and according to the Financial Times Google was the one that tipped the EU off about Microsoft’s activities. The European Commission is punishing Microsoft for supposedly bullying consumers by not offering them a choice between their browser and those of competitors.