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Windows 8 tablets may have a very difficult time competing when they finally hit the market, according to the findings of a recent Forrester Research report. Windows tablets were the top choice of consumers in the United States in the first quarter of the year, but interest in them had almost halved by Q3, said J.P. Gownder, one of the report's authors. That's because Microsoft's going to be late to the party, Gownder stated. However, just last month, the Boston Consulting Group found that more than 40 percent of existing tablet owners in the U.S. wanted a Windows tablet.
The problem is Windows for Microsoft. When Apple came out with the iPad. It already had the OS for it. Taking much of the OS from its iPhone and iPod Touch. It already had the workings for a Tablet.
Microsoft on the other hand had nothing but Windows and Windows Mobile. Which would have worked nicely with a Tablet except for the fact it only worked with ARM chipsets. Plus it still was being tweaked for the Windows Phones. Microsoft had a choice to diss Intel and make Windows Tablets with ARM chips and use Windows mobile. Or create a full Windows OS (Windows 8) to run Intel and ARM. It choose the later and so now the wait. Its never good to be over two years behind a popular product like the iPad. Even if Windows 8 turns out to be a home run. Microsoft has it work cut out for it trying to find buyers who have not already bought a iPad or possibly a Android Tablet.