Sierra_Dad - 6:00 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
I, too, wonder about the Windows 7+ tablets.
The reasons is, besides APPs, I care about APPLICATIONs.
Is WebOs, Android, or Ipad, going to run Visual Studio, or Illustrator, or Eclipse IDE?
I'm sure there are people who can do their entire job on an iPad or other tablet, but there are also many who have it as a luxury item, to take notes at a conference and communicate with the people in their company doing the real work - at a PC.
It's not about me either, but I may not be the only one. Laptop sales were still great last year, EVEN with the iPad available.
Windows Tablets would have to take less than a quarter of the volume of laptops to be a significant player.
If Microsoft is doing something wrong now for tablets, perhaps they could start doing it right. Maybe windows applications will become more touch friendly and use all input types to their best advantage.
Or maybe the other tablet platforms and their apps will mature to where they can be considered applications. I don't know, but it may take 2-3 years to find out.