Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is still holding on to what he has been saying for quite a while now. That Windows 7 powered tablets will be there in the markets during the end of the year. He reiterated this recently when he once again reminded tablet consumers that the Windows 7 tablet is well on course for a launch during the holiday season.
“You’ll see new slates with Windows on them. You’ll see them this Christmas,” Ballmer revealed while speaking to an audience comprised mostly of students, staff, and journalists at the London School of Economics while also adding, “Certainly we have done work around the tablet as both a productivity device and a consumption device.”
While this will bring the Windows operating directly in contention with what Google or Apple has on offer, Steve Ballmer also held out further hope when he let out that the company is already working on Windows 8 that will be more optimized for touchscreen based devices like tablets.
Note: Image shown above is that of the Pioneer tablet running Windows 7 OS.