Source: The Verge
quote: Is Ballmer eying market penetration with his 7-inch surprise?
quote: That in turn inspired Google Inc. // to pop in a 7-incher of their own
quote: although its iPad Mini offering came up a bit short
quote: CEO Steve Ballmer has big plans to penetrate this growing market
quote: That leaves one gaping hole in the lineup.
quote: Microsoft built its own small factory in China to keep a tighter grip
quote: add a new member to the Xbox brand.
quote: looks to fill that void
quote: abort the fledgling tablet. ... after conceiving and incubating the Courier concept ... to finally pop its first first-party tablet hardware out.
quote: Also...granted that obviously lots of stuff is done as DLC, I'd have to guess that to really be an "XBox" device gamers would want it to support their existing XBox games - like, in DVD format. So perhaps there's a slot-load optical drive on the back too. Decidedly un-tablet-like.
quote: Physical media is dying, I don't see that being done.
quote: If it's flat and has four corners... it's a tablet.
quote: Is it just me or does Blamer always look crazed in every picture taken of him?