MSI Postpones Windows Tablet, Focuses on Android Instead

Paul Lilly

We don't want to proclaim Windows 7 as the Rodney Dangerfield of tablet OSes, but seriously, where's the love? Beginning earlier this year, vendors began dropping plans to release Windows-based tablets faster than sponsors kicked Tiger Woods to the curb after his whole ordeal, and we thought both were old news by now. We were wrong.

To be fair, MSI isn't completely scrapping plans to launch a Windows tablet, it's just postponing the release. MSI originally wanted to sell a Windows tablet in the third quarter of this year, but rather than do that, the OEM is focusing on bringing an Android slate to market, which will launch by the end of March 2011.

The Android Wind Pad tablet will come with a 10.1-inch screen and both USB and HDMI ports. Early reports suggest it will carry an MSRP somewhere around $500.

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