[NTLK] OT: Mossberg gives thumbs up to iPad

Tony Kan tonykan at xtra.co.nz
Fri Apr 2 22:02:22 EDT 2010

I for one would like to see Microsoft succeed.  Competition is good for users
and keeps all the suppliers honest.  Yes, MS tried to pioneer Tablet PCs but key
personnel refused to support the concept and held their efforts back
y.html).  But finally when MS gets unified on something, they can do it well:

They've finally broken free from MS Windows Mobile and introduced a more touch
friendly UI through Windows Phone 7.  There are probably more than a few
developers who have been burnt by this process but it's not as if Apple hasn't
done the same before.  Let's see how MS does from here.


Tony Kan

New Zealand

Microsoft has flat out failed in the tablet PC market.  Everything they have
done in that space has failed to take root with consumers.  Therefore, I
wouldn't be too concerned if I were you about what they are doing with what
still is an imaginary product: the courier.

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