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Microsoft and Intel Team Up to Launch a Raspberry Pi-Like Windows PC

Sharks Cove

Even Microsoft wants a piece of the development board market made famous by Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Microsoft has teamed up with Intel and hardware maker CircuitCo to design the $300 “Sharks Cove,” now available for pre-order. Described as a “development board that you can use to develop hardware and drivers for Windows and Android,” it contains an Intel Atom Z3735G, a quad-core chip with speeds of 1.33GHz to 1.83GHz. It has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage, and a MicroSD slot. Microsoft made its pitch in a blog post this past weekend: “This ‘Windows compatible hardware development board’ is designed to facilitate development of software and drivers for mobile devices that run Windows, such as phones, tablets, and similar System on a Chip (SoC) platforms.”

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.