Microsoft has done it again --- NOT!!!
Microsoft, which introduced Windows-based Tablet PC technology 10 years ago, has announced its competitor to the iPad. Not surprisingly, it is a generic looking tablet that will run a low-end version of their still-not-released Windows 8 operating system.
What does it cost? No information.
What software ("apps") will be immediately available and unique? No information.
How long will the battery last? Dunno.
When will Microsoft learn that we live in a world where people expect products to be available when announced? "Coming soon" just doesn't cut it anymore.
Last, there are a number of great companies with Windows Tablet PCs that Microsoft could throw additional money at to continue and improve their products. The Motion CL900, Fujitsu Q550, and Motorola Xoom are already offering Windows tablets in the $999 or lower price range. Helping them market these tablets better as competitors to the iPad in the corporate world would help staunch the flow of Apple products into the enterprise market.