Posted on | July 30, 2012 | No Comments
Not to be left out of the coming Windows 8, tablet-focused excitement, Microsoft’s hardware group has an assortment of new mobile input devices to show off this morning. The four new devices, all Bluetooth driven, are aimed squarely at mobile Windows 8 tablets and laptops. Microsoft says they will also work with iOS and Android tablets, which helps explain why they make sense to release before Windows 8′s October 26 debut.
Apple started out owning the tablet market, and it still leads it. The iPad initially held a position analogous to that of the iPod. But the iPad has fallen to 68 percent share (it started out with 95 percent), and that was before the Nexus 7, the new Kindle Fire line, and the Microsoft Surface tablets shipped. So Apple no longer owns the tablet market, and will likely lose dominance this year or next.