The tablets will likely be made by Microsoft’s traditional computer partners like HP and Dell as well as by local Indian firms like Karbonn and Lava. In India, the market is dominated by devices running on Google’s Android, mostly because these tablets are cheap, affordable and easy to find. In developed countries like the US, Microsoft competes with Android tablets with Surface devices, which the company believes are too expensive for markets like India. “We are reducing our required hardware specification for Windows to bare minimum that is needed for good experience. We want to be price competitive with Android. We want to get the bill of material for Windows tablets down,” Amrish Goyal, director of Windows business group, told TOI. “We will probably not sell a tablet for Rs 5,000. But yes, we will sell tablets with a price of around Rs 10,000 by middle of this year,” Goyal added.
Originally spotted at http://periscopepost.com/technology-22/the-low-cost-windows-tablets-will-launch-by-microsoft-next-month-6336.html