CES 2011: ARM-friendly Windows 8 and more from round the 'net


• Microsoft offered a peek at its next version of Windows, which will run on ARM chips too. Seattle Times technology reporter Sharon Chan writes: "The ability of to run Windows on ARM chips means Windows could run on devices such as tablets at some point in the future. It also indicated a schism with Intel, the chip maker Microsoft has worked closely with throughout the history of Windows and the PC. ARM chip designs are now used in mobile phones and tablet devices."

• Gizmodo's Kyle VanHemert has the word on a curious and cool little pocketcam from Casio, the Tryx (pictured): "Take your average camcorder and replace everything that's not the display with a super thin plastic frame, one that fits perfectly outside the display itself and can be swiveled 360-degrees."

• Engadget's Myriam Joire writes that The first HSPA and LTE tablets will be coming to AT&T, but not until the second half of 2011.

• CrunchGear took at look at Microsoft's Surface 2: "Gone is the gigantic, 500 pound box of death. The wall-mounted surface that Microsoft demonstrated on today was about the thickness of a mid-range LCD TV."

• CNET reports that the Zeppelin Air iPod dock now has Airplay. Exceptional wireless sound quality is the claim.

• Fujifilm announced 4,387 new point-and-shoot cameras; while NVidia announced just 1 CPU, it's first ever.

• AT&T's plans to roll out its 4G HSPA+ and LTE networks were detailed today by USA Today's Ed Baig: "AT&T plans to deploy LTE service in certain markets by the middle of this year. … In the meantime, AT&T says it has completed deployment of its so-called HSPA+ network to virtually its entire mobile broadband market … [with] speeds in key markets of up to 6 Mbps."