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Gartner: Windows Won't Have Impact in Tablet Market

Microsoft is now barely in the tablet market. And according to Gartner, four years from now Microsoft will still be barely in the tablet market.

While there is hype and excitement over the Windows 8 Metro mode (which is aimed at tablets), in 2015 the iPad will still rule the roost with nearly 150 million units sold that year, Android second with a healthy 116 million tabs taken and Windows less than 35 million making it out the door.

Hey, 35 million ain't bad. I expect a lot of these to go to IT pros and enterprise workers based on its presumably better compatibility with enterprise -- it's still Windows after all, isn't it?

What would compel you to buy a Windows tablet rather than an Android or Apple unit? Share your thinking at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/28/2011 at 1:18 PM


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