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Old May 1 2010, 04:15 AM   #108
clint g
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Re: HP's competition for the iPad!

Marc wrote: View Post
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If Microsoft were smart, they would try and release a slate type product, but link it with the 360. Tackle this particular type of device from a different angle.
Actually they had one that hadn't officially been announced but was garnering some attention (a tried and true approach by companies such as Microsoft and IBM).

Except it's now been canned completely.

http://gizmodo.com/5527442/microsoft...tablet-project

oh and a link on Slashdot about HP's latest aquisition - Does HP + Palm = facepalm?
I remember hearing that Microsoft feels pretty burned about the Zune. that's probably why they canceled it. Seems pretty short sighted to me. If they work on creating an inovative product rather than coming across as an Apple knockoff they should do fine

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If Microsoft were smart, they would try and release a slate type product, but link it with the 360. Tackle this particular type of device from a different angle.
Considering there are various interactions possible between the PSP/PS3, and the DS/Wii, this wouldn't be a bad move on Microsoft's part. But they could focus their device on media consumption, like the iPad, rather than gaming. Many people seem to use their 360's as media centers, so it's logical to have a slate device that can attach to it.

Of course, it would need to work away from the 360, too!
Thinking about it, alot of the work is already done. The 360 OS is probably good enough for a portable device. It already has chat functionality, Facebook functionality, media center capabilities, netflix, etc. All they need to do is allow other people to develop programs for it and they should be fine. It could be pretty awesome if they have a little vision.
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