Looks like M$ is trying to get the enterprise tablet market
they just announced "Surface" their new tablet and probably the reference hardware for Win8 as that is what it is said to run BTW they showed a detachable keyboard no word is it will be bundled as standard with each or as an add-on.
Enjoy the Choice
extremely big in the enterprise PDT (Persoanl Data Terminal) market until they decided to chuck the Windows Mobile baby out with the Windows Phone bathwater.
Just about every one of those scanner bricks carried by shelf stackers and delivery drivers were running Windows Mobile or CE.
Microsoft's stupid decision to make Windows Phone 100% incompatible with Windows Mobile has killed this off. Windows Mobile is now seen as "legacy" and nobody wants it and, given the incompatibility, there is no "upgrade" path to "Phone" either.
So now, having spent the last 8 years coding for Windows Mobile, we are now being asked to port those "enterprise" apps to, wait for it, iOS.
Yes, iOS (and, to a lesser extent, Android).
So, unless MS get their corporate fingers out of their collective asses and get this tablet on the market something like yesterday they are going to find that nobody wants their
tablet, irrespective of how good it is, because all of those enterprise mobile apps will be running on Androd and/or iOS, and its a damn sight easier (aka cheaper) to port from Android or iOS phone to Android or iOS tablet than it is to go from anything
to Windows 8 Metro.