Android, Not Microsoft Slate, Big Winner at CES: Analysts
Jan 10, 2010, 20:02 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may have stolen a little thunder
from Apple's rumored announcement of a slate PC during his keynote
at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but three
leading analysts say that the real thunder theft at this year's
show is coming from Microsoft's mobile competitors.
"The show has drifted away from Microsoft and the really
interesting products are Android-based," Rob Enderle, principal
analyst at the Enderle Group, told InternetNews.com, referring to
Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) mobile operating system.
"Besides the slate computer's brief appearance, however, Ballmer
also promised that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will have announcements
regarding its Windows Phone software at next month's Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona.
"Ballmer did not say what Microsoft will announce next month in
Spain, but many observers expect it will be the long-awaited,
much-talked-about Windows Mobile 7 -- now referred to as Windows