On Tuesday, Oct 5, Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer announced the launch of the tablet running on Windows operating system. Microsoft announcement created waves in the tablet market which is mounting up by the launch of tablets by famous brands like BlackBerry, Samsung and Dell.
"As a company, we need to cover all form factors. We"ve done work on a Windows tablet, and you"ll see slates with Windows on from this Christmas," said Steve Ballmer during a speech at the London School of Economics.
"You'll see them continue to change and evolve. But if you really want most of the benefits of what a PC has to offer, the ability to create and consume, take documents of all types, a form factor that actually has been tuned for a lot of things over a number of years, we certainly have a superior device, and you'll see us continue to expand the footprint that Windows does a good job of targeting over time," he added.
Microsoft, who controls major shares in computer and allied products market, is stepping into the tablet market bit lately. Their new tablet will face intense competition from the dominator Apple iPad and sure, from BlackBerry's PlayBook. Other leading players in the market are Dell with 5-inch Streak and Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Most of the tablets like Streak and other small brand products are based on Google Android OS. Microsoft will have a huge acceptability with their widely used Windows operating system. Only one thing we have to know, whether Microsoft will beat Apple in tablet market by this Christmas.