Hewlett Packard (HP) last week launched its new windows 8 based tablet in the market for Rs. 43,500, while other tablet maker companies like Acer, Samsung and Asus are all planning to launch four new Windows 8 tablets in the next few months within a price band of Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000.
Akerkar said that there is full scope for new tablet computers in the market as very few of such tablets were available till the month of January.
While Microsoft has been dominating in the operating systems market for its laptops, computers and net books, the company is still to find a strong foothold in the tablet and smartphone market where it is facing stiff competition from Apple’s iOS operating system and Google’s Android operating system.
Akerkar claims that the opening response for windows 8 devices is far better than the response for its previous version Windows 7 which entered the market in 2009. The company expects the figure to rise up in the first quarter this year, He added.
An analyst with Cybermedia, Faizal Kawooza said that Windows 8 can taste success only if it can bring out in the market good and affordable tablets within a price range of Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000.