Today we have Kelly Guimont joining us from #hirekelly to talk about the Microsoft announcement. Our main goal was to talk about what the Surface Pro 3 is and what it isn’t. We decide to include how Microsoft is doing since Satya Nadella took power a few short months ago
Have you guys heard about these “tablet” things that are all the rage, because we’ve certainly never discussed them before. Listen as we wax poetic on the new Microsoft Surface Pro, how it stacks up against Apple’s new 128 GB iPad, and answer the question: Does anyone really need that much space?
Yes. Finally, we remember Dell still exists for all of five seconds before moving onto something more interesting.
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“Google Boasts 700K Apps In Google Play, Nearly Matching Apple’s iTunes Offering” | Droid Life
“Slow lane: why Google’s new Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE” | The Verge
“iPhone 4S review” | The Verge
“Microsoft Surface: It just works… or not” | The Loop
Webcast: Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface Launch Events | Microsoft
The Microtropolis | Microsoft
We’ve all played a little Xbox, but how many of you ever got your hands on a Zune, or a Kin? Microsoft’s getting back into the hardware game with the Surface tablet and on episode 63 of inThirty we get into, about, and under the soon to be released device. We talk pricing, features, make predictions on future market share, and add to the overall confusion about the two different versions of Windows, RT and 8, that’ll run on this new entrant to the tablet market.
Episode 63 Hangout: http://youtu.be/6pxvOYZyAJg?t=5m22s
Microsoft Surface Pricing Goes Toe-to-Toe with Apple iPad | Slashdot
Surface with Windows RT | Microsoft
“Surface RT: Pricing details, spec updates...” | PCWorld
“Microsoft fails to explain Windows 8 vs. Windows RT…” | The Verge
On the Recent Microsoft Surface Announcements | Curious Rat
Parents, you’ve got to catch episode 57 of inThirty – do you really want your son or daughter starting the school year without being able to explain the differences between the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD and the Motorola Droid RAZR HD? We didn’t think so. Chaim takes us through the ins and outs of Motorola’s new crop of devices while Harry snores. Some are shipping with Android’s latest release, Jelly Bean, but most, unforgivably, come from the factory with the out of date Ice Cream Sandwich. Harry wakes up in time to gush over Nokia’s newest Lumias, all of which sport Windows Phone 8, or at least will, when they ship, but no one knows when that’ll be. Finally, Justin longs for an Amazon based smartphone, even just so he can tear it down. Oh, and wait, isn’t Apple going to announce something in a couple of days? We cover that, too. We don’t want your kid to show up on the first day of school not knowing the specs of the iPhone 5, after all.
“Nokia Lumia 920 hands-on preview, pictures and video” | The Verge
“Nokia starts over, again: stunning new phones, no release date in sight” | The Verge
“Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on preview (pictures and video)” | The Verge
“Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD hands-on: bigger battery, beautiful display, Jelly Bean onboard” | Engadget
“Motorola Droid RAZR HD hands-on: a 720p Android ICS update with 2,500mAh battery life” | Engadget
“Motorola RAZR M official: 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, hitting Verizon for $99” | Engadget
“What could be on tap at Apple’s Sept. 12 press event” | Macworld
“Motorola to Offer $100 Credit to Owners of Devices Not Eligible for Jelly Bean Update (Update)” | Droid-Life
“Rumor: Amazon to Unveil First Smartphone at Tomorrow’s Kindle Event | Droid-Life
So someone at Microsoft HQ finally read Walter Isaacson’s biography on Steve Jobs and the Surface was born! On episode 46 of inThirty we take you through the keynote that marks Microsoft’s entrance into the pantheon of PC manufacturers and the device that’ll do it. We compare, only as appropriate, Microsoft’s methodology to Apple’s: Chaim comes out with high hopes for the platform, Justin is ambivalent but thinks the touch keyboard cover thing is cool, and the Surface definitely gets under Harry’s skin.
It’s good to be cing, and it’s good to have Klout. Harry earned a free Windows Phone 7, a Samsung Focus, for his courageous tweeting and shared it (and pizza) with his fellow inThirty hosts. We pick it apart and marvel at its simplicity and the lack of Blue Screens of Death, though its connector software did nearly fry Harry’s MacBook. The tiles, the font, the understated elegance, how could this have come from Microsoft?
PS The first commenter to leave the exact timestamp for Chaim’s Rick Perry moment gets 5 Klout points.
“A Windows Phone 7.5 Review from a Dedicated iOS User” | Curious Rat
“Pioneer Studios Closed by Microsoft” | Windows Phone Thoughts
Samsung Focus | Samsung.com