Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Microsoft'

Holiday Gadgets 2012 - Moving Into the Cloud?

It's holiday gadget season, with companies from Apple to Amazon, and Microsoft to Samsung, working hard to court us with very different perspectives on portable electronic gadgets -- and to sign up our credit card numbers so that new...

Microsoft's Sexy Arc Touch Mouse -- Seriously

When you think of Microsoft, it's all about the software -- Windows and Word in the office, MSN and Bing online, Visual Basic and C# for developers. Oh, and there's gaming with the Xbox, and portable devices with Windows Phone...

Windows Phone 7 Series - Beyond Apps to "Hubs"

Microsoft has previewed the next generation of its Windows Phone platform at the Mobile World Congress. Dubbed Windows Phone 7 Series, the first products are due for the holiday season at the end of 2010. Windows Phone 7 is a...

Lower Prices for Microsoft Zune HD

Microsoft has lowered the price for its Zune HD media players (see previous post). The Zune HD 16 GB model has dropped to $199 (was $219), and the 32 GB model to $269 (was $289) on the Microsoft site...

Zune HD Adds Games and Firmware

The Microsoft Zune HD is a touchscreen media player with radio, wireless, Web browsing -- and downloadable applications which can take advantage of its 3.3" screen and graphics performance (see previous post). Microsoft recently released a set of new games...

Zune HD AV Dock - Portable HD Video

The new Microsoft Zune HD media player has a bright 3.3-inch touchscreen OLED display, ready to tilt into landscape mode for showing16:9 widescreen videos (see previous post). And the "HD" in the name refers to the ability to store and...

Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard -- Curvy and Sleek

Another example of Microsoft's hardware design ingenuity (see previous post) is the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 -- It's thin, light ... and curvy. The keyboard is only a few millimeters thicker than a AAA battery at the back,...

Microsoft Arc Mouse - Fold Up to Pack Up

Microsoft is a huge company, operating in an astoundingly broad range of business segments, including the Windows operating systems for PCs, servers and development tools, business Office suites, online information and services (Live to MSN), and entertainment and devices (Xbox...

Smartphone Market Update from Canalys

Even with all the excitement about new mobile phones, the smartphone market has been relatively stable over the past year, according to new Q3 figures from Canalys. Even with the difficult economy, smartphones are still outperforming the overall mobile phone...

Zune HD -- The Other Microsoft Mobile, and More

While Microsoft is making a major push with its Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone) platform to make it more "finger-friendly" (see previous post), it also has been developing a second and different mobile device platform -- the Zune portable...

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