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Qualcomm plants the seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

Smarter contextual awareness, 4K video and augmented reality are just some of the new technologies that will be offered by smartphones and tablets over the next year or so, according to Qualcomm's product blueprints.

Apple is losing its grip as the top tablet company

Apple's grip on the tablet is loosening, with the iPad losing ground during the second quarter this year to Android and Windows tablets.

Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday.

Low-cost Android tablets will get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

Low-cost Android tablets with 64-bit processors and 4K video decoding capabilities could be around the corner, thanks to Allwinner's plan to ship its first 64-bit ARM processor by year end.

Lenovo spins 180, says it's still in the 8-in. Windows tablet game

Lenovo on Friday said it would continue selling sub-10-in. Windows tablets in the U.S., backing away from statements it made the day before.

Apple, IBM spell out enterprise support for iPhone, iPad

Apple will provide an expanded set of support services to IBM customers with iPhones and iPads under a new enterprise-grade AppleCare plan.

Surface survives Microsoft cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled

Microsoft plans to press ahead with its in-house Surface tablets, but the company's strategy remains vague and elusive.

Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the US

Lenovo has stopped selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches in the U.S. due to lack of interest.

Microsoft gets real, admits its device share is just 14%

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner acknowledged today that his company's operating systems power only a small fraction of all devices worldwide.

Why Samsung needs to move beyond Android -- and Google

Samsung depends on Google's Android OS, but needs to find a way to differentiate itself from rivals who also use Android if it's to grow and thrive.

Google looks into a future with 3D tablets, interactive animation

In Google's vision of the future, tablets will provide a 3D view of the world and smartphones will have uses that haven't been thought of yet.

Google to bring Android mobile devices closer to Chromebooks

Chromebooks will soon be able to receive notifications and run applications from Android smartphones and tablets.

Intel's mood-capturing 3D camera will be in tablets early next year

A new 3D webcam for mobile devices from Intel that can assess facial expressions is slated to appear in some tablets early next year.

Surface Pro 3 not a notebook replacement to DIYers who want inside

Microsoft may pitch its Surface Pro 3 as a notebook replacement, but to do-it-yourselfers, it's a tablet pure and simple, iFixit concluded today.

Microsoft wants MacBook Air owners to trade up to a Surface Pro by trading in

Microsoft has launched a buyback program to try to get MacBook Air owners to part with their laptops and replace them with new Surface Pro 3 devices.

Panasonic's 5-inch 'handheld tablet' redefines tough

They aren't exactly smartphones, tablets or even phablets, but Panasonic's new Toughpad line of 'handheld tablets' redefine tough for mobile devices and include the ability to warm themselves in extreme cold with a built-in heater.

Surface Pro 3 'notebook' reaches retail today

Microsoft today kicked off retail sales of the Surface Pro 3, the 2-in-1 device touted by the company as a notebook replacement.

Whoops! Microsoft goof confirms Surface Mini

Microsoft inadvertently confirmed in a user guide that it had a smaller Surface tablet ready to release when it unveiled the larger Surface Pro 3 last month.

You can take home a Surface Pro 3 on Friday -- if it's a Core i5

Microsoft's highly anticipated Surface Pro 3 will become available in stores in the U.S. and Canada starting Friday, but users may have to wait two months to buy Core i3 and i7 models.

Microsoft trims Surface Pro 2 prices as sales of successor loom

Microsoft has cut prices of its almost-retired Surface Pro 2 tablet by $100 just days before the next-generation goes on sale.

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