Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Jul 2014 23:33 UTC
Windows

Lenovo has stopped selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches in the U.S. due to lack of interest.

Lenovo has stopped selling two small-screen Windows tablets with 8-inch screens: the ThinkPad 8, which was announced in January and a model of Miix 2, which started shipping in October last year.

This is not a quip, but an honest question: is the size qualifier here really necessary? I.e., do Windows tablets sell in any meaningful number at all, regardless of size? Windows laptops and desktops surely still sell well, but Windows tablets?

Like smartphones, I'm pretty sure this market is dominated by iOS and Android, and Lenovo throwing the towel in the ring here doesn't bode well for any possible third ecosystems - and that sucks.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by robertojdohnert on Sat 19th Jul 2014 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
robertojdohnert
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Overzealous media, especially media that tends to be biased against Windows. Alot of Linux forums today were whooping and cheering until I posted the link. Now its, "Microsoft EXTORTED them!!!!"

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