The Chief Financial Officer at Asus, David Chang, has told the Wall Street Journal that Google is selling nearly one million Nexus 7 tablets every month - and that figure looks set to rise, too.
There's almost no question that the iPad Mini is a terrific device; it's got too much pedigree and money behind it to be anything else. But barring some sort of miracle from on Ive, it's also certifiably overpriced. And that's a bad sign for Apple.
According to an allegedly leaked training document, this is Google's new tablet, a 7-inch Tegra 3 device running Android Jelly Bean. The document says that Nexus 7—as it is named—would hit the streets in July for $200.
We wanted to love the original Thrive tablet with its many full-sized ports, but oh man was it chunky. The Thrive 7-Inch is almost exactly the same, but everything is smaller. It's still chunky, but it's not too much anymore.
Ballmer knows the fastest way to get people talking about Microsoft is if he slags off the competition, which is exactly what he did yesterday. Boasting, he compared 350m sold PCs in the last year with their rival selling just 20m.
Whoever's idea it was, it looks like it was a good one. 350 million licenses for Windows 7 have been sold in just 18 months. The platform's numbers have continued to climb after reaching 240 million sales in its first year and 300 million back in January. By contrast, Windows Vista sold just 180 million licenses over…
Joining the Brits at their London event on the 11th, Microsoft will be staging an event in NYC from 3pm EST to show off their WP7 phones. T-Mobile will be "present for device showing and their service offering discussion," apparently.
Ritual Steve Ballmer humiliation isn't just for blogs anymore! Nope, now even Microsoft's corporate class—in this case Microsoft Developer Division VP Scott Guthrie—is in on the joke. Way in.
The Z5610 seems like a better-looking, but less powerful version of the Gateway ZX6800. Both all-in-one PCs have 23-inch (1080p) multi-touch displays, and Windows 7. But the Z5610's 2.6GHz Pentium E5300 processor won't match the Gateway's Core 2 Quad chip.
In two separate pieces, DigiTimes reports that MSI wants to be first with Intel Pine Trail-M netbooks (likely with Windows 7), and that Acer plans to launch three touch-enabled products along with the OS: Could a netbook be amongst them?
A user backlash began after Sony confirmed it deliberately disables hardware virtualization (required for Win 7's XP Mode) on all current Vaio laptops, due to security concerns. Now the company has said it will enable it "on select models."
It should come as no surprise—but Windows 7 Build 7600.16385, which Microsoft deemed the RTM, has been unceremoniously leaked. A Chinese 64-bit version was first posted on torrent sites on July 16th with an English version released later that day. As always, grab at your own risk. [The New York Times]