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Friday, 05 November 2010 10:12

Microsoft confirms tablets are eating netbooks

Written by Nick Farell


Mmmmm netbooks
Microsoft general manager for Windows product management Gavriella Schuster has confirmed that Tablets are eating netbooks out of the market.

It is the first time that Redmond has admitted publicly that the tablets have made any impact at all. Schuster was being interviewed by CNET with a netbook in front of her. When asked whether such a device was being threatened by tablets she said that they were “definitely getting cannibalized." Obviously her netbook was not feeling that great about being eaten.

But as far as Redmond is concerned, Tablets, like Netbooks do not really matter to its plan to take over the Universe. Schuster said that Netbooks and tablets to be a secondary device on top of a regular computer--an area where Microsoft dominates in OS market share. At the moment the tablet market is dominated by Apple's iPad but others are expected to follow soon. Perhaps by next year, someone will have thought of a use for them.

Nick Farell

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+3 #1 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-05 13:17
Cannibalistic lil' bastards!

Also, Redmond taking over the what? And what happened to China taking over everything on Earth? Redmond can wish on a shooting-star for all I care!
 
 
+6 #2 yourma2000 2010-11-05 14:13
The problem I have with tablets is the touchscreen keyboard, it takes up screen space and I have little confidence in striking the right keys since there's no raised buttons or texture, it's just a typo convention, they're good for entertainment purposes but just not as good as netbooks or laptops in a work or educational environment.
 
 
+5 #3 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-05 18:35
That depends on the adaptive skills of each person. I remember when MS introduces the ribbons in MS Office making it more organized, but a lot of people complained about it. There will always be an adaptation phase before a new model of usage will be accepted.

Also, I doubt tablets will replace notebooks as "work-slaves" anytime soon given the performance difference. (no racist remark intended)
 
 
+2 #4 Warhead 2010-11-06 14:07
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Also, I doubt tablets will replace notebooks as "work-slaves" anytime soon given the performance difference. (no racist remark intended)


I also share the same opnion...with netbooks you can still do some work but with tablets the same tasks becomes more difficult.
 

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