At the Computex 2014 tech show, Microsoft's corporate Vice President, Nick Parker surprisingly introduced a tablet called the Encore 7, which is built by another company- Toshiba. With its own hardware and software line-up in its pocket, the question is, why Microsoft is so much interested in Toshiba's latest product.
Although it is quite understandable that the tablet is powered by Windows platform, it still doesn't make things clear as to why Microsoft is in the scene.
The only reason behind the company's teeming interest in the tablet is the fact that it has worked closely with Toshiba and other firms like AMI, Goodix, and Intel to bring the Encore 7 at the Computex show.
If you are not aware, the Encore 7 from Toshiba will also be the first 7-inch tablet powered by Windows 8.1 OS. Thus, all the Android tablets with 7-inch display might be affected once this one will get launched in the market.
Moreover, even the pricing of the handset is much tempting if the rumors are to be believed. The tablet is said to ship in with a price tag of around $150 (approx. Rs. 8,893). If the rumor materializes in the future, the tablet will be the cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet available in the market.
And if you weren't aware, Encore 8 was priced at $200(approx. Rs. 11,858). In terms of availability, Microsoft says it'll go on sale in "the coming months."
The Encore 7 is powered by Intel's 1.33GHz Atom quadcore chipset, and has 16GB of native storage capacity.
Although, other specs of the Encore 7 are missing at the moment, with this tablet Toshiba is bringing in the battle between Windows 8.1 and Android in a wide tablet arena.