Microsoft to Compete with Google and Apple with 7-inch Tablet (link)

Microsoft to Compete with Google and Apple with 7-inch Tablet (link)

Here are a couple of gems from PC World.

Microsoft is said to be planning a 7-inch version of its Surface tablet to help it compete with similar size devices from Apple and Google.

Oh, really? This should be good!

IDC said in January that Microsoft needed to quickly adjust to the market realities of smaller screens and lower prices in the tablet market. The company entered the market during the fourth quarter with its Surface with Windows RT tablet, but failed to reach the top five among tablet vendors after shipping a little less than 900,000 units into the channel, the research firm said.

I wonder what Microsoft thinks it means to “compete”?

There were other articles yesterday talking about Microsoft waiting until 2014 to release Office for iOS and Android so they can build up their value on their Surface tablets. I’m sure that iOS and Android are going to keep suffering through their Office deficiency, just hoping to find relevancy in a modern age. Riiiiiiight.

I think if you embodied Microsoft in a zombie apocalypse, it would be the giant fat kid to get it first.