Patent troll pretending to be a practising entity
Summary: Patent shakedown and racketeering giant Microsoft claims to be working on its own tablet, but it’s looking like a farce
“The hyped tablet with Vista8 does not ship yet,” wrote a contributor of ours, “it’s also likely to have dreadful battery life. Also, ARM is probably going to have locked bootloaders preventing the installation of a useful OS like Android.”
Yes, the patent racketeers from Redmond claim to actually have products even though they don’t. In this particular area of rapid growth, they just don’t have hardware products after Zune, SideKick, KIN etc. died a shameful death.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols ridicules this vapourware, naming “Vista 8″ as a joke as well (our meme is spreading):
Here’s the best part of Microsoft’s lame attempt to surprise us with a significant announcement:
Windows Embedded, Drone Edition
IPad for Xbox
Clippy for Metro
Windows Vista 8 Metro Edition
Microsoft Works for Blackberry 10
Vista, Second Edition
Those are among the names that the bored tech press came up with for Microsoft’s new product on Twitter while we were waiting for Microsoft to get its act together and make its announcement.