Microsoft has been making weird moves off late. The Nokia X series of smartphones was the first one to surprise the fans as it did break the monotony between the Nokia and Windows Phone device.
However, the next move from Microsoft might apparently be on the tablets front as recent reports from TOI suggests that the company is planning on new Windows tablets. But this is not going be a surprise for many fans as the company already has a tablet device selling in the market. The best part that will hit the fans real hard is the fact that it is actually talking about Windows tablet, which would cost you only Rs. 10,000.
Amrish Goyal, director of Windows business reportedly said, "We are reducing our required hardware specification for Windows to bare minimum that is needed for good experience. We want to be price competitive with Android. We want to get the bill of material for Windows tablets down."
If the words coming from the official turns out to materialize soon, then we might be waiting for a hardcore rival between Android and Windows tablets soon.
According to an analyst at Gartner, Vishal Tripathi, Windows brand still resonates with people. He reportedly said, "If people have an option to get a Windows tablet at price that is similar to an Android tablet, they will likely pick it. A low-cost Windows tablet is not going to shake the market but it will help Microsoft gain some consumers who will otherwise go to Android."
The devices are reportedly said to be made available sometime in mid-2014. We will keep you updated about the matter, stay tuned!