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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iPad killer?!
by cutterjohn on Mon 21st Jun 2010 15:29 UTC
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The iPad lack handwritten character recognition, therefore it IS incomplete itself. Additionally I'd much prefer a stylus based interface to getting the screen grubby all of the time, requiring nearly CONSTANT cleaning, plus Apple's dubious approach to battery replacement which is a deal breaker on ALL Apple products for me even though I could disassemble their devices myself and effect a replacement many users cannot.

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