Microsoft denies WP7 for tablets: ‘we view a tablet as a PC’
Microsoft’s Lees says no Windows Phone 7 tablets
Microsoft’s Windows Phone president Andy Lees at the Worldwide Partners Conference once again tried to shoot down hopes for tablets based on Windows Phone 7. The use of the mobile OS would be “in conflict” with Microsoft’s notion of having the full speed of a computer in any design, including truly mobile tablets. He insisted that users would want to do PC-style activities on a tablet and saw Windows 8’s networking and printing support as being important.
“We view a tablet as a PC,” Lees said.
I think Microsoft is taking the wrong approach here. This is one device that many were hoping would be opened to Windows Phone 7 rather than Windows.