Microsoft has said its Windows Phone 7 mobile phone operating system is not appropriate for tablets.
Speaking at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles Andy Lees, Windows Phone president at Microsoft, said the software company viewed the tablet format as a PC, reported the Telegraph.
Tablets require capabilities from the desktop version of Windows which cannot be supported by its Windows 7 phone OS. Functions such as printing and networking would be essential for tablet users, Andy Lees said.
Microsoft’s strategy contrasts that of Apple, which has developed its iPhones and iPads to run on the same iOS platform, and Google, which has also developed its Android system to run on tablet devices.