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Et tu, Ballmer, or Mísoftís stab at tablets

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lapso muler
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lapso muler   6/19/2012 6:42:47 AM
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The contradictory arguments in this article made my head explode. the MS tablet looks like a "me-too" iPad (bad0 the Samsung tablet is "iPad like" (good) MS makes their own branded tablet (bad) Apple makes their own branded tablet (good) MS has worked with developers for decades (bad?) Google has worked with developers for two years (good) Everything you say against MS, you find other companies should praised for doing the same thing!!!

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krisi   6/19/2012 12:54:16 PM
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Very puzzling move on Microsoft's part, I just don't get it...why pre-announce months before you can buy it??? Kris

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nicolas.mokhoff   6/19/2012 1:39:09 PM
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One report had it right the morning after when an analyst said the difference between Apple's iPad and Microsoft's Surface is that the iPad was designed to be easy to use, the Surface was designed to be all-inclusive so therefore more complicated to use. Microsoft's attempt to make a mark in the mobile space is wrought with half-baked hardware. Maybe they placed the needed ingredients in their latest attempt, but they may also have held it in the oven too long.

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wilber_xbox   6/19/2012 2:34:37 PM
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I am confused with the picture, so Win8 is for the tablets or for PC? Also, is MS manufacturing the tablets or in partnership with hardware company?

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nicolas.mokhoff   6/19/2012 3:40:23 PM
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I believe the RT(RunTime)version of Windows 8 is for tablets, like the Surface.

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RGRU   6/19/2012 5:02:42 PM
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These tablets look very impressive. The whining and complaining in the article was a waste of time reading. It seemed quite pointless.

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chanj0   6/19/2012 8:08:23 PM
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Does Apple do similar thing? I guess it is the trend of marketing.

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chanj0   6/19/2012 8:13:06 PM
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Microsoft has a close hardware partner to work with, Nokia, in addition to all the other Windows device manufacturer. I wonder why Microsoft do not work with Nokia, giving them a leading position in the market. Well! If Nokia had no interest in tablet market would explain it.

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rick merritt   6/19/2012 8:18:52 PM
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Win 8 comes in a version for the x86 for use in everything from tablets to desktops and another version--called Windows RT--for ARM based systems,mainly tablets. Surface uses Win RT and Nvidia's Tegra ARM SoC. I have not heard who makes the Surface for Msoft. Has anyone else?

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rick merritt   6/19/2012 8:19:42 PM
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Good point. Nokia staked its future on Windows Phone, but got (or maybe asked for) nothing regarding Win RT.

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