E-book-friendly tablet coming from Microsoft? Pure speculation, but here’s why it just might happen
September 21, 2009 | 7:48 am
Microsoft brushed up its ancient Reader software a tad with slightly tweaked Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 versions.
E-book-friendly device on the way? If so, it would be in line with an old vision of Bill Gates, who couldn’t pull it off because the publishing industry and the tech weren’t ready. But maybe life will be different now that E has gained more traction and an Apple tab is expected at some point.
Fascinating possibility: What if Microsoft did something with PixelQi, whose displays have both color and low-power e-book modes? Just as with the e-book angle, this is pure guessing. But it would probably be a very logical move on Micosoft’s part.