Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer states that Microsoft will not release specific Windows versions for Tablet PCs before the official release of Windows 8. In other words, Windows 7 will not have a single release for Tablet PCs.
Current Windows 7 interface and features support touch screen features and also did some improvements to Tablet PCs, but most of the buttons and selections rely on mouse-clicking . The use of Tablet PC pen on Tablet PCs may take some time to let the users to familiar with its operations. Apple iPad’s design is based on touch screen, and 2 month of continuously selling of iPad alone has caused Windows Tablet PCs to become dwindle.
Although Microsoft has to face strong competition due to this condition, but Microsoft didn’t plan to change or improvise their current operating system to use on Tablet PCs and also didn’t plan to release one exclusively for Tablet PCs. Ballmer directly comments the iPad, said that it is not a good tablet-based PCs, because it lacks keyboard. This, however insults themselves, because Microsoft plans to release the non-keyboard based Courier tablet PCs during the end of the year, but later cancelled the plan.
Ballmer said, “I saw a pity guy who is holding our competitor’s product (referring to Apple iPad) in the hall. But because of the lack of keyboard, he had to bend downwards in order to use it. This non-Windows based tablet PC really suffers him.” But, Wilson did not agree Ballmer’s mentioning the person as “the pity guy”. He said, “This is not the iPad’s interface’s fault, this is because Windows 7 tablet PCs are also facing the same problem.”