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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Still too expensive
by license_2_blather on Mon 21st Jun 2010 19:35 UTC
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I see one use for these tablets for me, one alluded to above: as an Internet-surfing, light-email-reading, maybe home-theater-controlling device. If I travel, I'm either going to want the full power of a real laptop, or the portability of my smartphone.

And for couch-only use, $500 is too much money. (And Apple's onerous policies too limiting as well.)

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