Redmond, Wash. – Microsoft (NASD: MSFT) is working with hardware
manufacturing partners to develop Windows software-based tablet computers, CEO
Steve Ballmer told reporters on Thursday.

Ballmer called the products "job
one urgency," but declined to say when such products would ship.

He did
say that the devices would run Windows 7, as opposed to other Microsoft
products, and that they would be able to print documents — a feature lacking
on Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPad.

"When you get your Windows 7 machine, it will
print," Ballmer quipped, according to CNET’s coverage. "Some people
actually like to print every now and then."


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