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Sony Xperia M2

Although the Sony Xperia M2 looks pretty slick, it's let down by its low resolution display and its old version of Android, which makes even its affordable price way too high. For much less money, you could snap up the Moto G or spend a little more and pick up the older Xperia Z with its full HD display and waterproof design.

July 24, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating July 24, 2014
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Toshiba Encore 2 (8 inch)

The Encore 2 starts at $200 and comes in 8- and 10-inch flavors, but they offer largely identical features.

May 27, 2014

MSRP: $199.99

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Windows 8.1 Update

With new functionality for the Start button and separate experiences for desktop and tablet users, the Windows 8.1 update finally gives people what they want.

April 2, 2014

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HP Omni 10

The 10-incher is another moderate Windows 8.1 release in HP's latest lineup of slates.

September 19, 2013

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HTC One M8 for Windows

One of the best Android phones crosses over to Windows Phone 8.1. How does the transition work? We take a look.

August 19, 2014

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Pandora (Windows Phone 8)

Pandora's easy-to-use interface and massive music library make the app a must-download for music fans with Windows phones.

July 22, 2013

5 stars Editors' rating July 22, 2013

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Facebook (Windows Phone 8)

The slick and easy-to-use design makes Facebook for Windows Phone 8 a worthy free download, but the lack of key features will disappoint power users.

July 17, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 17, 2013

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Windows Phone 8 Update 3

Microsoft's operating system makes Windows Phone phablets a reality with a new interface fitted for humongous screens, and support for quad-core CPUs.

October 14, 2013

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Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300

The 13.3-inch device features a detachable keyboard and easily switches OS with the simple push of a button.

January 6, 2014

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The pane points of Microsoft's 'one Windows'

Microsoft has said it doesn't intend to bring a single operating system to all devices that can run Windows. But if it did, there would be many interface issues to overcome.

By August 2, 2014