I have no idea if this is true, but one story has it that OEMs in the Far East won't be able to make Windows ARM tablets as cheap as iPads. If true, I guess I know what tablet I'll be using this Christmas.
The theory is these manufacturers will have to give Redmond close to 100 clams for the OS itself -- something that sounds sketchy to me.
The other reason this story makes zero sense is Android tablets have busted the $200 market -- way cheaper than the $500 iPad starting point. Even if Microsoft did go mental and charge $100 for Windows, we could still theoretically see $300 Windows tabs.
Posted by Doug Barney on 06/01/2012 at 1:19 PM
Microsoft this week announced that Azure Firewall Basic is now at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.
Microsoft this week announced Semantic Kernel, an new open source framework on GitHub at the early preview stage that aims to help developers tap artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models in their applications.
Often overlooked, it's a powerful tool that can make your life a lot easier. Especially now that Microsoft has updated its functionality.
Microsoft on Thursday offered assurances to IT pros that security and privacy issues will be respected with coming Microsoft 365 Copilot artificial intelligence (AI)-based enhancements.
Microsoft on Thursday gave a public demonstration of Microsoft 365 Copilot, which brings natural language AI capabilities into virtually every corner of its productivity stack.
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