Microsoft has a strategy with Windows 8 that might challenge Apple

Microsoft seems to have planned well for the release of their new Windows 8 platform, which may ultimately even led to providing a serious challenge to Apple’s iPad
Pallab Jyotee Hazarika,

It has recently been rumored as Microsoft Corporation might be meeting their technology partners in order to talk about the strategy for rolling out their new Operating System the Windows 8. It also seems like the product will be released in the market by October 2012, which will provide a better possibility of selling devices running on the Windows 8 platform during the holiday season.

The Windows 8 platform is mainly designed for both tablets, which are mainly equipped with touchscreen as well as traditional desktop computers that use a keyboard and a mouse. Microsoft and their allies are expecting this new platform will lead to a serious challenge to Apple’s iPad which are dominating the tablet market. Till now other tablets running on Google’s Android platforms has not been able to give a strong competition to the iPad.

The touchscreen version of the tablet is also expected to be equipped with Microsoft Office 15, which is designed for both touchscreen as well as keyboard use.

It is also expected that Dell, Lenovo, HP, Nokia and ASUS will be delivering devices running on Windows platform by the end of 2012. These devices will run on Intel’s x86 chips as well as on ARM based chips.

As the preview of the Windows 8 has already been released the reviews from the users as well as developers are pouring in. Although it has a dual interface but the users are finding it a bit awkward to switch between both these modes. It is also expected that a big game will come into play in the market, when the Ultrabooks will be equipped with the Windows 8. This is also expected by some of the analysts that it will even bring a growth in the PC sales in 2013. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)