Microsoft needs an answer to Apple's iPad and that should be some sort of Windows-based consumer tablet.
At least that is the position that analysis firm Forrester takes in a new report, which argues that tablets are "the next important computing form."
"To keep its products front and center, Microsoft needs a partner to produce a successful Windows tablet that competes with the Apple iPad," analysts JP Gownder and Sarah Rotman Epps said in a report released on Thursday. "At stake is nothing less than the future of the operating system."
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