Microsoft Gets Involved in Tablet Races
There has been a plenty of time passed since the introduction of the new iPad, Apple’s most wanted tablet which rapidly became the icon of the modern computing design. Everyone praised tablet PCs, everyone strived for the Apple iPads as long as they were – and still are – the flagships of the existing tablet races. No wonder that nowadays if one says the word “tablet”, it definitely brings the iPadic association.
Nevertheless, people must have forgotten about the very origins of the notion “tablet PC”. The first tablet PC was in fact introduced by Bill Gates himself on the Microsoft Annual Conference precisely 10 years ago, back in the 2002. It was a complete device with a resistive touchscreen and some supplementary keyboard necessary, but it was a huge step forward in the world of laptops. However, the publicity didn’t seem to show much interest to that development, proving the quotation about people forwarding and overrunning their times.
So it makes the situation even more interesting and fascinating, as long as Microsoft’s chief executives finally have made a decision to get involved into the tablet race. The obvious reason in the growing revenues of their old competitive, as well as the strong will to control the situation at the contemporary hardware market. The software side shows us complete supremacy of Microsoft on all the continents, yet the hardware situation due to the iProduction has put the scales into another position.
The new Microsoft tablet is said to be based on the new Windows 8, more exactly on its mobile version called Windows RT, and Steven Sinofsky is the person responsible for the developments. This is all the information announced for now – the company definitely wants to keep a secret.