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Microsoft exec ignores sales figures, says tablets a fad


Newsbrief by Dan Seifert on Thursday March 31, 2011.

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Microsoft's global chief research and strategy officer, Craig Mundie, has made statements that he is unsure if tablets are here to stay or if they are just a passing fad. Microsoft has been producing tablet computers for the better part of a decade, however, it was competitor Apple that was able to get the public to latch on to tablets with its iPad, of which it sold nearly 15 million in 2010. Admitting that Microsoft did not "jump on fast enough between mobile and portable," Mundie says that smartphones will be the devices of choice for mobile computing and that laptops will remain relevant for more powerful needs.

source: Syndey Morning Herald

 
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