Steve Ballmer doesn't plan on seeing Windows Phone 7 on tablets

Steve Ballmer doesn't plan on seeing Windows Phone 7 on tablets
As we continue to see mobile operating systems branch out from their traditional mediums to some others, the focus from what's being witnessed is that they are clearly making themselves starkly different from the regular desktop experience. Apple has the iPhone OS on the iPad, HP hopefully with webOS powered tablets, and RIM in the works with their own, it points to the versatility of mobile platforms on tablets. Everyone is in anticipation to finally seeing Windows Phone 7 in action come this fourth quarter, but Microsoft doesn't plan on foreseeing their brand spanking new platform move outside the phone box. During the Office 2010/Imagine Cup Awards ceremony, Steve Ballmer was in attendance and answered a question about Windows Phone 7 and said, “We're focused on putting Windows Phone 7 in phones, no plans for tablets.” Now this comes after the recent untimely death of the Courier – their slate like device that had some interesting concepts in regards to operation and presentation. Microsoft isn't a stranger when it comes to the tablet market – where they've been known to directly port their popular desktop operating systems. However, we've seen the success in utilizing mobile platforms on tablets as opposed to full fledged desktop operating systems. At this point it's anyone's guess as to what Microsoft has in store surrounding their future in the tablet market.

via WMExperts



1. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Lies... It will happen eventually.

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Well any manufacturer could take WP7 and port it to whatever device they want. Just because they want it on a phone, Doesn't mean that HTC won't make a Shift-like WP7 phone with a 5-7 inch screen that still can make/rec calls. I would be someone that would buy a 5-7 inch tablet-phone and use a BT headset for calls an carry it either in my laptop bag or just hold it in front of me or to my side like holding a notebook or ledger. I would buy one, and I know there is a market for people like me that would too. Honestly, I talk like 2-3 hours per month total, text about a 1000 times, email like crazy and use data like crazy, I could care less about the phone part of my smartphone.

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

WP7 has no apps, no SDK, none of the 6 series apps will work on this new OS...Microsoft is right to make a clean break from the old school, but apps is the future...Balmer is coming to WWDC...maybe you will be able to get iTunes Apps on Windows Phone that would be interesting...

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