Ridiculously bad idea; Microsoft has had a poor track record when it comes to developing hardware. With any luck, it'll end up like that long forgotten KIN phone.
If they are working with TI to build a tablet I would bet that they are only building a prototype to show off Windows 8 on a tablet type of hardware. Of course if the goal is to support more types of hardware they probably could use an existing tablet and load Windows 8 on to the devices.
Microsoft just made a deal with Nokia for billions and it was stated that MS could not buy Nokia for the FCC would not approve the merger. now we here Samsung wants to buy Nokia (witch they say they don't)but how many times have we heard that before. in the long run Microsoft won't make a slate they will just set the right conditions for there OS to be in place for any merger that comes down the path.probable with all that android money they make Samsung ,Microsoft,Nokia HUM?
>> Microsoft has had a poor track record when it comes to developing hardware
Exactly what I was thinking. In honor of the recent death of the creator of MadLibs, fill in the following sentence that describes the new Win8 tablets:
"__(color)__ __(noun)__ of death."
I don't know if there partnering with TI I would say it will come out guns blazing. TI has a quad core coming very soon that is competitive if not beyond the one from Nvidia. Much like I said a few weeks ago we are going to see the entire last many years in the desktop and laptop hardware arena flash before our eyes by December or January of next year. I personally just got the HTC Sensation on T-Mobile on day one of arrival even though I know by November we will see both quad core tablets and most likely smart phones by October. I know someone will as me why I got a smart phone now so I will answer before you have to. I had to have one to take credit cards so I cannot wait until July or August when the Galaxy S II and more are coming in the US. Plus the Sensation has an aluminum uni body which I really, really like.
Anyway back to the Microsoft Tablet with Windows 8 by TI. TI has some major experience as well as very current R&D on almost the entire internals exceeded or equaled most likely by Samsung only. So they are a perfect partner on it, they just should have done it 2 or 3 years ago. Either way I imagine they will still be in a decent place in the market.
One of the things which has really been perplexing me is how analysts from several organizations have been saying Windows phone would be on top by 2015. With this and a lot of the things such as cloud centered OS, and Office environment seems to make sense on this. They also own Nokia on the phone manufacturing side as well which was still number one up until a very short time ago (less than a year). I remember when I thought the Xbox had no chance in the console world because SONY would eat them. Well Nintendo blasted out with the Wii and the Xbox ate everything else or at least to a large percentage, and is now number one in consoles I believe.
There console is made by various partners basically, assembled, and run by Microsoft. Everything is also approved by them and they have major software game with it which is where they make there money. Plus it wears there name. Microsoft's business is software, they are hard to beat in it, and have been so for the better part of 20 years straight now. As far as it all goes they are making more money on the Android market from the various patents and court ruled rewards they get from all the manufacturers than on the Windows Phone, or any other manufacturer from what I understand.
On that side the only one who also beats them is Samsung who makes most memory for all smart phones, has the own smart phones, and makes cpu's and I think GPU's as well for Apple. Samsung has almost no software game though so Microsoft beats them as well I am pretty sure in the long run. I don't really cheer them for what they are it is often hard to take out and old championship boxer though if you get my drift until they truly pass a certain age.
I'm not gonna say that a Microsoft tablet won't work, perhaps they learned enough on earlier tries of phones and the Zune. However, I do think they are working against themselves as far as selling Windows 8 to others goes.
Hope your right Rapid!...And I hope they make it in Texas!!!
I would love to see MS come out swinging and beat apple down like a turtleneck pansy!
I still think and learn for myself, that is why I remain a PC! have no tattoos and dont follow the crowd:P