The continuous dwindling notebook sales worldwide make both the software developers and hardware manufacturers truly anxious. Software giant Microsoft made the first gallant move by making its versatile and full Windows Operating System free along with an 8-inch tablet that will go on sale at an enticing price of R1,499 in a special deal with Makro retailers all over South Africa.
The bold move that Microsoft had just whipped up is a sign of the company’s attempt to secure a good slice of the sales in the tough smartphone niche.
Since tablets can perfectly fit into company’s technology platforms, they are tipped to get the nods of IT executives that are finding difficult time in combining the employees’ devices with corporate network systems.
Microsoft has drawn the first blood and it is expected that its competitors will follow suit and this is good news to the consumers.