Microsoft Zune 2.0?
While there is no doubt that the need for a tablet that integrates well with AD is certainly needed in the Corporate world. This is it's only redeeming feature. Cost, sizes and feature set are not making it worth the effort for consumers to take a leap. From what I've seen, many IT Admins despise Windows 8 as a desktop platform. I do, if asked I will warn users to stay away from it, stick with 7. While Windows 8 was in fact designed to work on Touchscreen monitors & tablets. Prices are not at all consumer friendly when alternatives like the Mini ipad, Nexus 7 & 10 loom in the horizon for less. The downfall? RT's lack of backward compatibility, finally a windows tablet! But you can't install your old stuff on it, why? Because you want to milk me for new stuff? Seriously, who comes up with these business strategies? Other than AD and a USB port, what else are they bringing to the table that makes them be the must have item for consumers. Haven't you learned from your previous greedy forays from the past? Remember when you used to build the Xbox360 w/o integrated wireless & saw your fan base migrate to the PS3? Or when they built an "ipod killer" that was hampered with the same draconian DRM, lack of codecs for audio, video & similar GUI with the only exception that it had FM radio? Seriously, I'm a windows fan, but don't embarrass me like that. How many lack luster sales do you need before you realize what consumers want as an alternative? Wake up Micro$oft!
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