The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a newer Windows 8.1 RT tablet. If you are looking for a connected tablet with a nice screen and the newer Windows OS, this may be a good tablet to compare with the likes of Microsoft’s own Surface RT. It is available at AT&T for $499.99 without a contract or $399.99 with a two-year agreement.
There are many things users can say about the Nokia Lumia 1020. In fact, many of them have been said in reviews and editorials since the phone came out last year. Using the device on a daily basis provides a very good user experience. Having a camera of the quality of a Nokia Lumia 1020 in your pocket is great.Read more
The Samsung ATIV is a large touchscreen PC running Windows 8. However, it is mostly a very large tablet that can be connected to the AT&T network for computing on the go. While it is running the newest Intel Atom Clover Trail processor, it also has a full version of the newest Microsoft operating system. The Smart PC is available at AT&T stores and online now to $699.99 with a two-year contract.
Courtesy of Microsoft, Inc.
Yesterday, February 9, Microsoft announced the release of the new Surface Pro and, in the same post, shared that the 128GB model had sold out across most of its retail outlets. Microsoft indicated that “customer response to the launch of Surface Pro has been amazing” and they are working to replenish supplies as quickly as possible.
The 64GB model seems to be available at many Best Buy and Staples locations as well as Microsoft retail stores. It is the larger, more expense model that is showing out of stock. Many Microsoft enthusiasts reported there were a limited number of units at their local stores, making it difficult to obtain the higher-end machine.
Photo Courtesy of Microsoft, Inc.
Last week, Microsoft started taking preorders for their new Surface RT tablets. On the same day they went on sale, at least one model showed a shipment time of three weeks. Now, other models are beginning to show a longer ship date.
The 32 GB, $499 Surface RT model seemed to sell through the pre-order quantity quickly. Recently, the models with the Touch Cover, both 32 GB and 64 GB, began showing an order for shipment time of one to two weeks. These models are priced $100 and $200 higher than the $499 base model. However, they provide a slight discount to those who wish to add on the keyboard, which is priced at $129.Read more
At the beginning of April, Nokia released the Lumia 900, a new Windows Phone. The Lumia 900 is a 4G LTE network device offered on AT&T for $99.99 with a 2-year contract. Recently, I had the chance to review the device and use it on the AT&T Nashville network.
There were a number of features that make this a great device. The 4.3 inch AMOLED ClearBlack glass screen is clear, bright, and about the right size for everyday use. At .45 inches thick, it is slightly thicker than the iPhone 4S (.37 inches). However, it feels very comfortable and solid to hold while checking email and using it as a phone. At 5.6 ounces, I never felt the Lumia 900 would slip out of my hand while taking it out of my pocket.
Today, April 23, 2012, Microsoft released new SkyDrive apps for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, and the Mac. They also added a tiered storage plan to their SkyDrive service that allows users to backup, store, and sync files across trusted devices.
The service will offer new users 7 GB of free storage. For existing users, Microsoft is allowing the same 25 GB of storage previously offered just for staying with them and choosing to upgrade. Many users may have already been upgrade automatically, free of charge.
Disclosure: At Story Institute and MousePad Travel, we receive compensation through iTunes, Amazon, HostMonster, and Google affiliate programs by linking to products. We are independently owned and share only our personal opinions.