Microsoft’s Windows Phone might have made a splash at CES but it seems eyes are now turning to the progress of the Windows 8 tablets. We have tried out the new Windows 8 Developer Edition and can’t wait to see what a real Windows tablet would be like.
This from The Verge;
“Windows 8 touch PCs must use digitizers supporting a minimum of five points, a requirement that is probably designed to avoid consumer confusion over multi-touch machines. Microsoft is planning to support NFC technology in Windows 8, and PCs that take advantage of NFC must have “touch marks” that are marked on the hardware to prevent users from having to search for the touch point. Windows 8 tablets and convertible PCs must have five hardware buttons: power, rotation lock, Windows key and volume up / down. They will also have to use UEFI firmware, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0, a 720P camera, and include a gyroscope. Microsoft’s minimum resolution is 1366×768 for tablets, and vendors must also include at least one USB 2.0 port, a magnetometer, speakers, and an accelerometer.”
We have been really impressed with the Windows Phones and are currently working on some Windows 8 Apps ready for the new launch. It’s never been a better time for gadget lovers!