RUMOR: Microsoft has established a dedicated iPad team

“One of Microsoft’s California offices has a team dedicated to the iPad, iPhoneDevCamp founder Raven Zachary overheard today,” Electronista reports.

“Two Microsoft employees in Seattle were heard discussing an ‘iPad group'” present in the state,” Electronista reports. “It wasn’t certain from the conversation whether it was a group studying the iPad or writing apps.”

Electronista reports, “Previous stories have surfaced of Microsoft writing iPad apps. What these may be still isn’t known but could include ports of existing iPhone apps like Bing as well as possible productivity apps, although iWork and Documents To Go have already filled the niches for some.

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79 Comments

  1. This is no surprise!
    EVERY high tech company has a person or a team deticated to learning about completive products. Many have multiple. And these are pretty sweet jobs, since you are essentially anything from a consumer researcher to a flat at spy or reverse engineer.
    I

  2. This is no surprise!
    EVERY high tech company has a person or a team deticated to learning about completive products. Many have multiple. And these are pretty sweet jobs, since you are essentially anything from a consumer researcher to a flat at spy or reverse engineer.
    I

  3. Like, a dedicated team to reverse engineer it? OK, I guess if history teaches us anything, we’ll see a MSPad in about 3 years with 17 slots, 3 buttons and a pull out, rabbit ears antenna with a $500M marketing budget.

  4. Like, a dedicated team to reverse engineer it? OK, I guess if history teaches us anything, we’ll see a MSPad in about 3 years with 17 slots, 3 buttons and a pull out, rabbit ears antenna with a $500M marketing budget.

  5. I don’t doubt it, Redmond Start Your Photocopiers and all that, but what the hell kind of source is ” Two Microsoft employees in Seattle were heard discussing an ‘iPad group'” present in the state” supposed to be?

  6. I don’t doubt it, Redmond Start Your Photocopiers and all that, but what the hell kind of source is ” Two Microsoft employees in Seattle were heard discussing an ‘iPad group'” present in the state” supposed to be?

  7. My grandmother overheard a waiter say to the bussboy that his cousin’s boss knew about two people who were talking about an iPad that ran Windows made by an Apple project secretly run on the Microsoft campus.

  8. My grandmother overheard a waiter say to the bussboy that his cousin’s boss knew about two people who were talking about an iPad that ran Windows made by an Apple project secretly run on the Microsoft campus.

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