Nearly a year after the launch of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has announced the next model in its tablet lineup: the Surface 3. The new tablet is said to feature the same design and materials as the Pro 3, but at a price point that will be much more attractive to many consumers.
When the Surface 3 launches, it'll cost just $499.
We trotted out some truly precious puppies to announce the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards, but now it's time to get down to business. As we do every year, we tasked our editor's with the monumental feat of sifting through the previous year's biggest innovations to select the absolute best in show. While there's some crossover with our Readers' Choice winners (sorry Fire phone), there were a few notable exceptions. But you'll have to check out the gallery below to find out what made the cut.%Gallery-slideshow273600%
Our knowledge of the rumored iPad Pro is still very limited, but leaked images of a purported manufacturing dummy model seem to indicate that the tablet will feature an additional USB-C or Lightning port on its left side.
It sounds too good to be true – and it might very well be, considering the issues with crowdfunding campaigns we've seen before. That said, the $39 Surface Pro-like Jide Ultra Remix Android tablet that launched on Wednesday on Kickstarter was a must-buy for many people who scooped up all the units available at the $39 price point as soon as the campaign went live.
We can't remember the last time people were this excited about a Microsoft software release. It might have been ahead of the original Windows Phone launch, and we all know how that turned out. With Windows 10, however, Microsoft will look to actually deliver on the hype and apologize to the world for the disaster that was Windows 8.
If you're readying a return to Windows later this year when Microsoft finally releases Windows 10, you can now get the world's hottest Windows laptop-tablet hybrid for a big discount.
What do you get if you take a Surface 2 and combine it with 3 ex Googlers, determined to make Android productive?
The Remix Ultra by Jide is the answer. Today the industrious guys at Jide are looking to release this Tablet to the US market under a Beta Testing program at an amazing price of $39. However in order to see how much traction they are likely to have they have asked people to jin their Facebook page before the announcement. https://m.facebook.com/groups/remixyourlife/
On here you will be able to see lots of excited people both stateside and here in the UK and Europe.
So much so one of the guys in charge of the project posted this statement
So if you want to be part of a Beta test on a new tablet for an ultra cheap price then join the group now so we can see what us Brits can pledge to get involved. I am already in there and I am sure some of my colleagues from the site will join me soon.
The company will announce the Kickstarter project tonight at 18:00 GMT or 14:00 EDT
Until then here is a Youtube clip showing the tablet off.
The guys from Jide have just updated the Facebook page to say that it will now ship to UK as well.
Only a few weeks after Samsung revealed it's preinstalling Microsoft's apps on the upcoming Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the two companies are getting even closer. Microsoft just announced that Samsung will also be bundling its Office apps, Skype, and OneDrive on select Android tablets sometime in the first half of the year. And when it comes to tablets Samsung sells to businesses, the Microsoft apps will also work together with its Knox security offering, which makes devices more secure and lets you switch between personal and professional profiles. That's what you call synergy, folks. Microsoft's been struggling to make a dent in the mobile market with Windows Phone, so it makes sense for it to team up with the biggest player on the largest mobile platform to promote its services. And of course, the integration with Microsoft's apps -- especially Office -- makes Samsung's wares a worthier option for businesses.
There are mere hours left to make your mark on the 11th Annual Engadget Awards. You don't need to select a winner in every category, but voting ends tonight at 11:59PM PT. So get your ass to the polls below and tell us who were the best and worst of 2014.
And keep locked on Engadget.com for more on our very special awards ceremony, debuting next Friday, March 27th. If you hadn't already heard, the competition is rrrrruff...
When we reviewed Google's Nexus 9 tablet last November, we called it the best Android tablet the world had ever seen. Nothing has changed since then — the pure Android device is still the best Google-powered tablet that money can buy. Well, there is one thing that has changed... the Nexus 9 is now cheaper than ever thanks to a sale currently being held by Amazon.