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08-02-2010, 11:01 AM #1
Microsoft Officially Out of The Tablet Market for 2010
Business Insider is reporting that Microsoft is out of the tablet market at least for the remainder of this year. Despite numerous reports to the contrary - often from Microsoft itself - the company will not churn out a competitor for the iPad in late 2010 as widely expected. The reason given for the delay is Microsoft's "reliance on Intel."
In recent weeks, Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has belabored his argument that Microsoft has no higher priority than jumping head first into the tablet market - a market that is presently dominated by only one device. But the rumored Microsoft "iPad killer" won't happen at least until 2011 as the tech giant says that it will get a boost "sometime after the new year when Intel brings its new Oak Trail processor to market."
So, if everything goes according to schedule, we won't see a real Windows tablet until this time next year.
08-02-2010, 11:50 AM #2
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gee, no one seems interested in this post. wonder what everyone is up to today?
08-02-2010, 12:00 PM #3
^^ LOL yea not even a microsoft hater comment
08-02-2010, 12:22 PM #4
directly above this thread, it says "MMi All Apple News"
and the forum this is posted in is:
ModMyi Forums > iPad Forums > General iPad > iPad News
08-02-2010, 01:13 PM #5
Sunchips are the best
08-02-2010, 01:18 PM #6
Relevance means nothing here....
08-02-2010, 02:05 PM #7
Well I appreciate this post. Since Apple is the dominant tablet maker I can see how this post is relevant that Windows won't be making any iPad killers anytime soon.
08-02-2010, 02:16 PM #8
Who really cares about this post? I'm more interested in knowing whats going on with the modmyi repo cuz i can't download sh*t!
08-02-2010, 02:31 PM #9
lol microsoft relies on intel 2 bad they cant get anything cuz apple already has them over loaded
08-02-2010, 03:08 PM #10
And in other news, Microsoft's new entry intp the smartphone category is a piece of crap, and would be better off if it joined their thoughts on tablets.
08-02-2010, 04:21 PM #11
now there trying to talk iPad killers, thats funny i can see Microsofts tablets being crippled by viruses and you needing to buy protection for them.
08-02-2010, 04:57 PM #12
Why is everyone haten' on Messany?
08-02-2010, 05:40 PM #13
08-02-2010, 07:08 PM #14
I do hope that they wont try to copy the iPad, cuz the iPad is not at all a tablet computer.From the Fire We Shall Ascend
08-02-2010, 09:40 PM #15
08-02-2010, 10:32 PM #16
So all along I thought the iPad was a oversized iPod touch with some ios features from the iPhone like 3G. meh. I wish it were a computer where it had a cd drive, USB port and a OS that you could load software on (not just apps). So in my own definition and opinion and the iPad is not really a tablet computer. It's a freaking large iPod touch on steroids. So for other manufactures to want to kill the iPad. Just produce a similar size device with a desktop/laptop based OS that can also run apps and play blue ray cd's... Whala your iPad killer... Ohhh and great battery and no blue screen of deaths pls...(this means u MS) :-). Lastly... Love the fact my i4 is JB!!!!!! Sweeeeeet!
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08-03-2010, 02:57 AM #17
This sucks. I was hoping for a real tablet to be released this year. The ipad is crippled. Sure it is nice to toy around with, but it falls short of my wants/needs.
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08-03-2010, 04:32 AM #18
Looking forward for the wetab!!! Thats an ipadkiller for sure:-)
08-03-2010, 06:50 AM #19
This isn't good. At least for me... It dissapoints me that i'm not gonna have a Windows Tablet... Viruses? I'll put Avast! AntiVirus on it like my Desktop. All I want to see from Microsoft is a tablet that has THE SAME PERFORMANCE AND POWER of a regular laptop running Windows 7. If Windows 7 is in a MicrosoftPad and runs smoothly, quick.... And acts as a FULL LAPTOP... (Installs .exe, download files, has java, flash, just everything a Full Windows 7 can do, this will certainly be an iPad Killer... This is a big mission for Microsoft and hope they achieve it