We know that Microsoft’s Windows 8 will feature a tablet friendly user interface, but it isn’t expected to launch until the end of 2012, so what does that mean for Windows and tablets in the meantime, well it looks like we wont see Windows Phone 7 on tablets at any point in the future.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone president, Andy Lees, confirmed at the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference, that we wouldn’t see Windows Phone 7 on any tablets and the reason he gave is that Microsoft see the tablet as a PC rather than just a mobile device.
This means that we will have to wait until the launch of Windows 8, before we start to see new Windows Tablets with a new OS from Microsoft, although there are a number of Windows 7 tablets available they haven’t performed as well as Android or Apple’s iOS devices.
From what we have seen of Windows 8 so far it looks like a pretty good OS, with an interesting user interface, which seems to work well on tablets, whether this will be the case when the OS actually launches remains to be seen.
Filed Under: Tablet News, Technology News