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Over 30 Windows 8 tablets to flood market in 2012?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Apr 2012 23:53 User comments (7)

Over 30 Windows 8 tablets to flood market in 2012? Microsoft will reportedly push 32 Windows 8 tablets to the market in 2012 in an effort to steal share away from Apple.
The iPad currently has 68 percent global market share, with Android accounting for the rest.

In a plan with Intel, Microsoft hopes to bring that Apple figure down to under 50 percent by the middle of 2013. A Digitimes source says they expect all these tablets to ship before the end of the year, even with Windows 8 only being released in September or October.

Perhaps more importantly more consumers is the price, which the site believes will start at $250 for entry-level devices.

At that price point, the devices will directly compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google's rumored upcoming Nexus tablet. Apple, for its part, has been rumored to be releasing a $300 iPad "Mini" which will weigh in at around 8 inches.

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7 user comments

119.4.2012 2:40

No love for the WebOS or Playbook systems? They have to account for some of that percentage.


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219.4.2012 11:23

32 - Windows 8 based tablets to hit the market... you'd think with that kind of saturation the opening bid for your business would be a bit less. Especially for an OS that's already taking a bit of pissing & moaning from the 'peanut gallery' as it were.

Let's be serious, devices that still start at $50 cheaper are still going to ring as a better bargain despite whose OS is on it.

Except the ipud mini... I don't see that choked out bug for $100 difference being much of a challenge to anything other than your wallet.


319.4.2012 13:47

If $250 "Entry Level Devices" means low powered ARM versions then they don't have a snowballs chance in hell.

The ONLY ones that are compelling are the Full desktop Intel versions that will have to be fairly powerful. If they overprice those then this will be the most colossal failure ever.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

419.4.2012 17:11

Originally posted by ThePastor:
If $250 "Entry Level Devices" means low powered ARM versions then they don't have a snowballs chance in hell.

The ONLY ones that are compelling are the Full desktop Intel versions that will have to be fairly powerful. If they overprice those then this will be the most colossal failure ever.
Um if it's Intel it will be initially overpriced. Eventually it will go down in price but by then being a "tablet". More than likely it will be "obsolete".

519.4.2012 19:06

Wow, what a bummer! I'm fine with my Ubuntu tablet, thanks.

620.4.2012 9:32
graystroke
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man that should help out RIMM .... since their motto seems to be "hey we're here for the p-a-h-t-y, uh oh are we late again..???"

720.4.2012 10:33

The "iPad Killer" or Zune Pad.

Another Microsoft innovation.

Good luck guys.

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