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Microsoft: Our Tablet Competitors Are Playing Catch Up

Hugh Langley spoke with representatives from Microsoft about the iPad Air:

When we asked Microsoft what it thought about the iPad Air as a tablet, the response was a bit more measured, but definitely clear.

“I think a lot of tablet manufacturers are starting to catch on that people want to do more with their tablets,” Microsoft Surface UK lead Ally Wickham told TechRadar.

“More and more tablet manufacturers realize that people want to get things done and put more productivity software on them… we recognized that from the beginning,” she added.

As a refresher: iWork for iPad debuted with the original iPad, Microsoft has sold ~2 million Surfaces ever, and Apple sold 14.1 million iPads in the past three months. That’s some weird kind of “catch up”.