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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Apple is killing the iPad on it's own....
by truckweb on Mon 21st Jun 2010 11:18 UTC
truckweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft does not need to kill the iPad, Apple is doing it since they released the information about the new iPhone 4.

So, now we know that the iPad is missing quite a few features, like no 6-axis, no camera, no retina display on a massive 9.7" screen, 256Mb of memory (iPhone 4 is getting 512Mb for better multitasking), and we still don't know if all the features of iOS 4 are going to be supported by the iPad.

So, Apple did a good job of laughing at the first gen buyers.

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license_2_blather Member since:
2006-02-05

So, Apple did a good job of laughing at the first gen buyers.


Don't they always? It's either that or they make sure recoup their R&D investment in the first 6 months - 1 year. This alone would keep me from buying any Apple product in the first year of its release.

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