“Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, won’t release a competitor to Apple Inc. and Google Inc.’s tablet operating systems until the 2012 back-to- school season, people with knowledge of the plans said,” Ian King and Dina Bass report for Bloomberg.
MacDailyNews Take: Morbid ineptitude. And those who feel compelled to mention Google Android-based tablets in the same breath as Apple’s iPad, as if they’re somehow equals, only make themselves look foolish and uninformed.
King and Bass continue, “Public testing of a new version of Windows will begin at the end of this year with partners and customers, said the people, who declined to be identified because the plans haven’t been disclosed publicly.”
MacDailyNews Take: Why bother? It won’t matter. And, by the way, Microsoft has had a “Windows for tablets” on the market for the last decade now. But, of course, without Apple showing them what to do, it was all wrong. So, now Microsoft is back at the copiers with iPads in hand. It’s too late already, dummies. Again. It’s iPod and Zune redux. Microsoft is a failure. They got lucky once with a bad Apple contract when Steve Jobs wasn’t there to mind the store that allowed them to copy the Mac OS forever. That luck is rapidly running out.
King and Bass report, “‘If 2011 is the year of the tablet wars, Microsoft will be awfully late suiting up for that battle,’ said Michael Gartenberg, a New Jersey-based analyst for research firm Gartner Inc. ‘It’s not a good position to be in.’ A 2012 debut for Microsoft would likely put it up against a third-generation iPad from Apple… Mark Martin, a spokesman for Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft, declined to comment.”
MacDailyNews Take: Mark probably didn’t decline to comment, he likely didn’t hear the question being too busy staring blankly at the wall of his cubicle or playing meaningless internal Microsoft politics, just like most Microsoft drones. Mark, the company your work for is failing. Microsoft is looking like they’re well on their way to becoming the Atari of 2020. Get out while the getting is still semi-good.
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MacDailyNews Take: The amount that Microsoft sucks is now becoming clear to almost everybody. Even the corporate IT doofuses are starting to get an inkling.