Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel

REDMOND and NEW YORK —

Demo of Perceptive Pixel DisplayMicrosoft will be acquiring Perceptive Pixel, a leader in multi-touch display production. The  mutual agreement is definitive and no cash figures have been discussed as of yet.

“The acquisition of PPI allows us to draw on our complementary strengths, and we’re excited to accelerate this market evolution,” said Kurt DelBene, president, Office Division for Microsoft. “PPI’s large touch displays, when combined with hardware from our OEMs, will become powerful Windows 8-based PCs and open new possibilities for productivity and collaboration.”image

“We are incredibly excited to be working together on our mutual passion to build technologies that enable people to collaborate and communicate,” Han said. “By joining Microsoft, we will be able to take advantage of the tremendous momentum of the Microsoft Office Division, tightly interoperate with its products, and deliver this technology to a very broad set of customers.”

Surprisingly no cash figures have been discussed. Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition is yet subject to regulatory approval. However analysts speculate that the acquisition won’t find much too much problem with regulators.

“We are incredibly excited to be working together on our mutual passion to build technologies that enable people to collaborate and communicate,” Han said. “By joining Microsoft, we will be able to take advantage of the tremendous momentum of the Microsoft Office Division, tightly interoperate with its products, and deliver this technology to a very broad set of customers.”

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Microsoft Demos Windows 8 on New Hardware

TORONTO–   Microsoft demoed the latest build of Windows 8 on brand new hardware from the likes of Lenovo, HP, Acer and Asus.

Samsung Series 9 Among the new hardware shown, Microsoft CFO for Windows, Tami Reller, showcased the brand new Samsung Series 9  (2nd Generation) running Windows 8.  Reller also announced that Windows 8 development was on schedule and good to go this October.image

Reller continued to show new Windows 8 hardware. Next on the line-up was the super-thin “Macbook Air-esque” Acer Intel Laptop. The chassis is super thin and sports a full touch-screen. Lenovo Touch ScreenLenovo also came strong with a beautiful flat-panel touch screen, with wide screen angle and excellent touch response.

The hardware kept flowing with tablets powered by Qualcomm chips running Qualcomm tabletWindows RT. These smaller tablets still functioned smoothly and beautifully, running all the Windows 8 apps.

Last but not least were ARM tablets running Windows RT. Because Windows 8 on ARM works just like a Windows 8 Intel laptop… the experience remains the same even though the architecture is completely different.

Microsoft: Windows 8 to Market in 109 Languages and 231 Markets

TORONTO—

image_thumb[37]Microsoft announced Windows 8 will have a market reach of 231 Markets in 109 Languages. Windows 8 had shown an increased emphasis on bringing the Windows experience to many new more languages. Microsoft has said that this is the first time in Windows history that a version of Windows will get an unprecedented reach of 231 markets.

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Windows 8 Confirmed to be On Schedule… to Launch in Late October

TORONTO—

Microsoft has announced it is currently on schedule with Windows 8 development. To much applause,Chief Marketing Windows Officer, Tami Reller, confirmed Windows 8 will RTM early August…. and that the enterprise would get full Windows 8 builds as early as August.

Windows 8 Roadmap

Windows 8 will launch completely for the general public ( General Availability) this October. Windows 8 is confirmed to be the most tested OS ever…with Millions of Downloads by users worldwide. Microsoft is encouraging users to continue to download Windows 8 Release Preview to further improve bugs and quirky behavior….

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