Originally Posted by fjtorres
Certainly not enough to say it isn't a consumer tablet.
Or do you think the iPad isn't a consumer tablet?
Cause if consumers aren't buying it, who is?
Certainly not the corporate buyers...
No one else has had much success in the high end market. It's pretty much Apple's domain. Android struggled to make a dent. Then one day, Amazon strolled in and conquered the Android market with the Fire. Now we have a ballgame.
Enter Microsoft with a new mobile OS. What chance do they have against iOS and Android? They need to tap a market that neither of them have been successful at - the business sector. When Microsoft talks about Windows and Office on a mobile platform, do you really think the average consumer cares? They don't. They want a consumption device, not a productivity device.
Will Microsoft succeed? Time will tell. I tend to think these tablets will become niche products for the business sector and that consumers will reject them. Additionally, Microsoft will always be looking over its shoulders at the giant killers - Apple and Google.
Once upon a time, Microsoft was a dominate player in the mobile market. Once upon a time, Microsoft attempted to compete against the iPod touch with a device that had no appstore.