Microsoft will release Tablet PC to rival iPad

Microsoft has joined hands with Hewlett-Packard to launch a Windows Tablet PC which will be released, later this year.

“Our focus is working with still our largest software partner, Microsoft, to create a tablet, a slate, for the enterprise business,” said HP’s Vice President. He then continued saying “Slates are going to be an enormous category”.

Apple has already sold over 3 million iPads since it was launched in April.

This HP tablet computer would also be able to run Flash, the popular video software from Adobe which Apple has barred from the iPad.

Steve Ballmer had earlier stated that Microsoft is teaming up with nearly two dozen hardware makers to release Windows-based tablet computers. The list of potential Windows 7-based tablet partners include HP, Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba & Sony.

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