News Analysis from IT website eWeek: Windows 8 tablets are scheduled to launch next year. Although Microsoft hasn’t been able to win significant market share for Windows on tablets, some market watchers are saying Windows 8 will change that situation. The following is the text of the article:
There’s little debating that tablets have become a huge hit and will be a major factor in the future growth of the PC market. People around the globe are flocking to stores to get their hands on everything from Apple’s iPad 2 to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the Amazon Kindle Fire. And along the way, they’re helping those prominent companies generate millions of dollars in new revenue and their pushing other firms to join the fray.
Easily the most important company yet to make a mark in the tablet market is Microsoft. The software giant has acknowledged the importance of tablets in the past, but it has so far been unable to gain any significant market share. But with Windows 8, Microsoft hopes to change that. Now it looks like a host of vendors, including Dell, HP and others, are planning to help Microsoft achieve its goal.
The only issue is, not everyone believes Windows 8 can be a winner in the tablet space. In fact, they say it will fail miserably. They’re wrong. These are the reasons why. READ MORE »