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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 29 Nov 2011 22:01 : \____
> nessuno wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> Just a couple months after one study claimed the majority of tabet-
>> buying users wanted a device based on Windows, another research outfit
>> is reporting that consumers are sick of waiting for a true iPad
>> competitor from Microsoft.
>> Consumersâ interest in buying a Windows tablet has plummeted in the
>> past six months, according to a new Forrester Research report on
>> November 29.
>> But the slow development and delivery schedule isnât Microsoftâs only
>> problem, Forrester opined. The analysts also cited the iPadâs move
>> into office productivity, consumer interest in Android tablets and the
>> level of OEM support for Windows tablets as other factors which may be
>> affecting consumer interest....
>> I think Microsoft overestimated how much uptake there would be with
>> Windows 7-based tablets. The Redmondians seemed to believe that
>> business users would prefer the ability to run legacy apps (especially
>> Microsoft Office) would save their bacon [i.e., they'll buy our
>> products because we lock them in, not because of their quality] and
>> tried to get their sales force to emphasize the enterprise
>> shortcomings (like lack of security) of the iPad when selling against
>> it. Windows 7 wasnât a touch-centric operating system and Windows
>> tablets to date have been pricey, heavy and lacking good battery life.
>> From Mary Jo Foley.
- From Forrester too. Microsoft previously paid them for anti-Linux FUD.
> The other problem is that people are probably getting the word by now
> that Windows iPad-form-factor tablets will *not* support the Microsoft
> "productivity" apps that the people had first assumed would be available
> on Windows tablets.
> Windows on the tablet isn't looking very viable.
> -- Chris "Big Mouth" Ahlstrom, AKA LinÃnut
/me bows down
~~ Best of wishes
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