When Jobs declared that 10-inch is the perfect size for a tablet, his imaginative faculty must have taken a short holiday because Microsoft is planning to “actually” launch gigantic 80-inch Windows 8 powered tablets in near future; but these tablets would be for offices and not for homes. Microsoft’s Frank Shaw revealed that Microsoft’s current CEO – Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch tablet in his office, hung on the wall like a portrait. “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,” he said.
Microsoft had unveiled a similar 82-inch Windows 8 machine at MWC 2012. Shaw says Ballmer uses this gigantic screen as a whiteboard and email machine. Since this 82-inch marvel is gonna be a fully operational Windows 8 device, you’d be able to do everything that you can do on a Windows computer — from editing docs to watching movies and playing Xbox live games (if, of course, you are CEO of a big corp.). Maybe, this is another block in Microsoft’s vision of integrating all its products because this device looks perfect Kinect gaming (well that’s just an assumption; baseless, yet possible).
Microsoft believes “every screen should be touch, every screen should be a computer.” Because of its cost, the device would remain limited to offices of large corporations. Anyways, let’s wait for the time when Ballmer officially says something about this tablet.
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