We have covered HP’s tablet project with Microsoft a lot in the past – now that the Slate is out as a “limited business device” to keep Microsoft’s face, it’s time to move on for the Redmond-based company.
The Chinese news portal Shanzai.com now reports the following:
News today has surfaced that Microsoft and tablet manufacturer Hanvon are poised to make sweet music together, creating new tablet designs for business users. This is the first signs that Microsoft are re-thinking their tablet strategy in a bid to take on Apple and Google for a piece of the tablet market.
Today’s announcement basically describes an alliance of sorts between one of China’s most mature x86 tablet manufacturers and the world’s leading x86 software developer. Zhang Xuejun, president of Hanvon, has indicated that for them, the tablet is very much a business tool as opposed to an entertainment or content consumption device. He goes on to mention how business users will demand a Windows OS on their tablets and hopes that this alliance will bring plentiful dividends in the future.
As of this writing, not much more is known – stay tuned for further info as we get it.