Steve Ballmer create rival iPad becomes an urgent matter

Ballmer: iPad competitor is creating an urgent matter

Developing Tablet PC iPad alternatives based on the Windows operating system is an urgent matter at Microsoft, Redmond said the head of Steve Ballmer (Steve Ballmer) during the annual meeting with financial analysts (Financial Analysts Meeting). He acknowledged that Microsoft feels some discomfort watching the excellent sales of Apple iPad, and working on partnerships with other manufacturers in the hardware and software component in which to release a competing product.

Apple iPad

According to Steve Ballmer, on the basis of this tablet PC will be based on processors from Intel, not ARM chips (probably refers to the new & ldquo-Atomic & rdquo-platform Oak Trail), as well as the software platform it will be used not mobile operating system Windows Phone 7, and a full version of Windows 7.

Skolkovo Fund and Microsoft announced a partnership

Fund "Skolkovo" and Microsoft announced a partnership

Today the president of the "Skolkovo," — Viktor Vekselberg and head of Microsoft's Steve Ballmer signed a letter of intent. According to the report, the Fund "Skolkovo," — and Microsoft have agreed to cooperate.

Skolkovo and Microsoft

As part of the agreement the corporation plans to develop Innograda five areas:

  • Placing Microsoft development center in Skolkovo. It will create items Platforms Technical Computing (new initiatives to create large-scale solutions in the field of data processing for scientific research, engineering, data analysis and experimental design) and Microsoft Business Solutions (business applications).