Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:06 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft has Windows Mobile 6.x (on the way out) Windows Phone 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Embedded Compact 7 and then Windows 7 for tablet PCs and netbooks. What this bevy of systems is missing is a coherent answer for the tablet form factor. Windows Embedded Compact 7, which is the OS aimed at the mobile sector, isn't yet released, and when it is, it won't have a uniform UI, but will depend on hardware vendors to customize. It's an appealing strategy from the vendors point of view, I guess because they get to differentiate their products from their competitors, but it's not a recipe for success.
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I didn't know the ipad is the device
by Phloptical on Sun 20th Jun 2010 14:57 UTC
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to kill? Claiming it's the king of the hill, only a couple of months into it's lifecycle, is jumping the gun a little, don't you think? It's one tablet, that does things a little differently, but still has yet to have a home, and really do anything better than anyone else, or even the ipod touch for that matter.

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