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    W3bbo

    , Ray7 wrote

    Pocket-Lint had a bit of a chat with Microsoft's UK top man, Ashley Highfield.

    Apparently, there is no plan to do a tablet OS until the company can come up with something to distinguish itself from the competition. That's fair enough, though I think it's better to aim for usable, rather than just 'different'.

    They already have a good[1] tablet OS: Windows Phone.

    Apple's iOS is the same on both iPad and iPhone, only the screen's bigger. What's stopping MS from deploying WP7 (suitably modified, of course) for 7-10" tablets?

     

    [1]In principle. Let's overlook the massive shortcomings of the platform.