On Wednesday, June 4th, Nick Parker, corporate vice president responsible for device partnerships, delivered a keynote at Computex, Asia’s largest tech event. His keynote covered Microsoft’s view of computing, how they are delivering on this today, a view into the future, the business opportunities the Windows platform creates for partners and unveil the latest Windows and Windows Phone devices. The new Windows devices revealed are Toshina 7-inch Windows tablet, HP Pro x612 targeting enterprise, Windows Phone devices from Prestigio and more. Nick was joined on stage by Tony Prophet, Corporate Vice President of Windows Marketing, Nick Hedderman, Group Manager in the Windows Product Management team, and Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia & Distinguished Scientist of Microsoft. ...

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At Computex, Nick Parker, Microsoft corporate vice president, demonstrated the latest Windows hardware devices which will be available in new lower price points and new markets. For the first time, Microsoft revealed Toshiba’s upcoming 7” Encore tablet. This will be one of the first 7-inch Windows device that will come to market. The tablet is being co-developed by Microsoft and Toshiba and in close collaboration with Intel, Goodix and AMI. It will be available in the coming months at a value-driven price point. Microsoft also highlighted that the pricing will be very competitive with any other 7” class device. My prediction is that it will be around $150. Microsoft also talked about how recent Windows enhancements including $0 Windows for devices smaller than 9 inches, relaxed certification requirements, are enabling new class of devices in various markets. ...

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Microsoft gave a keynote presentation in Taipei, Taiwan at Computex 2013.  In the presentation Microsoft discusses Windows 8.1 and some of the new features that are coming.  Among the notable executives in the keynote address are Antoine Leblond, corporate vice president of Windows program management, Tami Reller from Windows Business,  and Jensen Harris from the Windows User Experience Team.  The new start button is shown off in this video.  Also many new devices are shown including the Lenovo Miix 8.  Microsoft will release a public preview of Windows 8.1 later this month at the BUILD conference in San Francisco. My recommendation, skip Tami Reller’s talk and start the video about ~22 mins in. ...

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