Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2011 22:32 UTC
Windows With Windows Phone 7 being a success among critics and probably the only mobile platform which tries to take at least baby steps away from the old WIMP/desktop paradigm, it's not entirely unsurprising that a lot of people are asking for Windows Phone 7 on tablets. However, Microsoft once again reiterated that WP7 is not meant for tablets, since they view tablets as PCs - hence, they will be running regular Windows.
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I think Apple got it right.
by gehersh on Wed 13th Jul 2011 23:40 UTC
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There are different requirements for consuming vs content creation. For consuming I would like to have a small form factor (like at most 10 inch display), long-lasting battery, ARM processor is just fine. For content creation I need a larger screen (at least 13 inches), faster processor (for compiling or audio/video editing), more memory, the battery life is a lesser issue. So, I just can't see how I can take a pad-like device, plug a keyboard and mouth into it and use for content-creation like a regular PC.

So, you can't get away with having a single device. Just like you using your laptop as your ebook reader is suboptimal, using your pad for content creation is mostly impossible. Not because of operating system/applications but because of a hardware platform.

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