Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Windows Tablets -- Take 2

It is clear that Microsoft got smoked in the tablet space -- first by the iPad and now by Android. Many forget that Microsoft, with its pen computing initiative, has had tablets for years. They just never really caught on.

But do you expect Microsoft to simply give up? Not on your life. Last year it promoted Win 7 tablets, but they just never really caught on. I looked at Bestbuy.com and couldn't recognize the names of the companies selling Win 7 tablets.

At this month's Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Microsoft will take another stab as it is expected to announce the development of a new line of tablets running on ARM chips. Even though Windows Phone 7 already supports ARM chips, some expect these new tablets to take up to two years to emerge. By then the iPad and Android will be well ahead of where they are now.

Too little too late? Isn't that what they said about Word, Excel and the Xbox?

Do you use a pad, netbook or just lug around a beast of a laptop when mobile? Share your thoughts at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/05/2011 at 1:18 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft 365 Users Getting My Feed and SharePoint Page Diagnostics

    Microsoft on Monday announced new Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online improvements that are getting rolled out to subscribers.

  • Using Metadata To Make Non-Text Data Easier To Find

    Content indexing works well for finding files that contain text, but it's no help when searching for non-text data. Brien's workaround is to take advantage of Windows 10's file metadata feature.

  • Microsoft Previews Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2

    Microsoft on Friday announced a public preview of Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2, its mixed-reality headset.

  • Microsoft Flirts with Charging for API Software Connections

    Microsoft may have started something new by attempting to charge its customers for software that uses its application programming interfaces (APIs).

comments powered by Disqus