The tablet market is quickly becoming congested as Android attempts to provide an alternative solution to the iPad. But Microsoft is not about to be left out as they recently unveiled their OS that they hope will claw its way into the market.
New information is being reported by Digitimes (viw TNW) that Microsoft may be looking to create its own brand of tablets. Microsoft is not new to the hardware scene as they currently create the Xbox 360 and Zune. If Microsoft would create a tablet, it would help to provide instant brand recognition to their emerging tablet strategy. Digitimes states:
Microsoft is reportedly considering to launch an own-brand tablet PC that features Windows 8 by the end of 2012 with cooperation from Texas Instruments and Taiwan-based OEMs/ODMs.
While the idea of a tablet branded by Microsoft is not a far fetched idea, if Microsoft waits until the end of 2012 as the rumor suggests, they will, once again, be late to the market. Microsoft does have the ability to produce top notch products in terms of functionality and quality, but if they nearly three years late to the market, getting consumers to adopt the new hardware may not be an easy task.