Microsoft has intended to get its desktop OSses into the mobile space for some time – so far, their success was very moderate at best.

PCWorld now quotes a Lenovo executive as following:

Speaking of what’s not right for tablets, Windows 7 may be on that list. Lenovo apparently has no plans to roll out a Windows 7 tablet, even though it does sell a number of touch-screen all-in-one Windows 7 PCs and convertible, touch screen laptop computers.

One Lenovo exec, Lenovo’s director of new technology Howard Locker, explained it this way: “The challenge with Windows 7 is that it’s based on the same paradigm as 1985—it’s really an interface that’s optimized for a mouse and keyboard. It has to be optimized for touch. How do you do that?”

Even though such announcements tend to make Microsoft angry (and tend to lead to strange price hikes on Windows licenses), it is refreshing to finally see someone large say the truth…

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