Mr Ballmer says we should expect a lot of Windows 7 tablets by the end of the year, but what can we expect from them?
Whilst I really like my iPad I wouldn’t want to run normal OSX desktop software on it. That’s not where it’s strength is. The iPad is good because of multi-touch apps written to work with it’s form factor. So will Windows 7 have a separate tablet version, and will it be connected with Windows Phone 7 in some way.
MS tablets will live or die by the software that developers write for the platform, that’s pretty much a given now, but the other question I have is will Windows 7 tablets pick up where netbooks have left off and be more geared toward business users?
Lots of questions, and lots of time before the answers start becoming apparent. I hope MS do get serious about both tablets and mobile devices in general. I think that the competition would be good for the market as a whole. The downside is, as usual in my wallet!