Tablet sales rocketing as Microsoft prepare an 80" monster tablet
It’s official – Britain is OVERDOSING ON TABLETS! New figures from analyst boffins GfK shows that in April 2012, sales of the small, thin personal computers rose by 214% when compared with the same month in 2011. But it looks as though the victims in all of this is the stupid little tiny netbook – sales of those weird little contraptions have fallen by 64% in the same set of figures. So sad.
Tablets accounted for 9.9 per cent of all IT sales in the UK last month, but perhaps the best is yet to come. There are rumours that Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has an 80 INCH Win8 tablet in his office that has become his own personal nerve centre. Microsoft vice president Frank Shaw told Wired: “He’s got rid of his phone, he’s got rid of his note paper. It’s touch-enabled and it’s hung on his wall,” before admitting that it’s a device that Microsoft will be one day selling.
Time to clear some wall space folks…