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There’s no easy jailbreak for your Microsoft Surface tablet, allowing you to run unsigned ARM apps in Windows RT. Previously only very technically-savy users would be able to use the hack, but now released hack does the most of the hard work and let’s user enjoy the unsigned ARM apps. It’s still unclear that does Microsoft want to issue the patch, as the Microsoft Surface homebrew community is starting to grow, and this patch could interfere that growth, which could be devastating to the community and to the Company itself.You can download and read more of the hack from the via link after the break.
Samsung has just confirmed to Cnet that it’s Ativ Tab won’t be sold or distributed in US. The decision is based on company’s feedback from the retailer partners, which suggests that such product would be only modestly successful in the market place. Samsung also there’s not enough education about Windows RT, and suggests that it would require too much of an investment to properly inform consumers of the difference between it and Windows 8. It’s still unclear how this will affect the availability of it’s Windows RT tablets on the other markets.
Microsoft announecd that Windows 8 has been licensed 60 million times. During the annual J.P Morgan Tech Forums at CES 2013, they announced that they have sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses to date. “This represents the cumulative sales of Windows 8 including both upgrades and sales to OEMs for new devices”,Tami Reller told. Sale pace is similar to Microsoft’s Windows 7. Windows 8′s main concern is App, or actually lack of apps, but now app count has quadrupled since launch. Microsoft recently passed the 100 million app download mark.
Kupa UltraNote was first introduced in MobileCon 2012, and the Windows 8 tablet has some nice features: NFC, fingerprint scanner, LTE, digitizer and Intel Core i7 processor. Tablet has finally gone in sale, and few of it’s specs has been changed. Kupa X15 starts at $1,100, and has 10.1-inch 1,920-by-1,200 IPS display, dual 1.3MP front facing / 5MP rear facing cameras, support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, as well as up to 128GB of SSD storage.
What have changed since the MobileCon 2012? Well, there’s now 8GB of DDR3 RAM instead of 4GB, Intel Core i7 is now opted for high-end Ultra model as the lesser Elite, Pro and Lux versions has Intel Core i5(should do the trick fine). LTE has been dropped from all versions in favor of HSPA+ connectivity on the Ultra and Lux units.
Nokia is building it’s own Windows RT tablet to compete with Microsoft’s Surface tablet, according to report from The Verge. Sources familiar to Nokia’s plans told to The Verge that Nokia tablet will include HDMI and USB ports and 10.1-inch display. There’s also rumors of cellular version of the tablet and that AT&T would be the first carrier to get the tablet.
Nokia is told to have the main focus on the battery-equipped cover. Nokia will launch the special cover for the tablet that envelops it like a book. Cover will also provide keyboard and kickstand. Nokia is also building a battery to the cover, which can be used if the battery in the tablet runs out. Nokia’s tablet will run ARM chip with Windows RT and it’s believed that Nokia will unveil the tablet in Mobile World Congress in early 2013.
HTC is introducing 7-inch and 12-inch Windows RT tablets in 2013, according to report from Bloomberg. The 7-inch and 12-inch tablets are based on Qualcomm chips with Windows RT. If you remember earlier reports that HTC is excluded from the Windows tablet world. If this new report will become reality, we can wait HTC Windows RT tablets in Q3 2013, although there’s no information about the pricing.
More interesting this makes is that, 7-inch tablet is said to be able of making phone calls, similar as Samsung Galaxy tab 7.7. HTC’s entry to the Windows tablet world is based on Microsoft’s desire for more manufacturers and greater diversity in the tablet lineup.
There’s been lot of rumors about Nokia’s tablet, and now Digitimes reports that, Nokia is resuming to develop 10-inch Windows RT tablet with Qualcomm and Compal Eletronics. Report also tells that the tablet would be revealed in 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, during February 25th-28th.
There’s been lot of sources who support the case that Nokia is really manufacturing 10-inch tablet, but they won’t be as hopeful as Digitimes about the unveiling date. Windows RT tablet sales has fallen short from the expectations, Nokia is now evaluating ordered volumes and has not yet decided on it’s marketing strategy.