AppleInsider reports today that according to a new story on DigiTimes, Intel and Microsoft have been working with PC manufacturers in a bid to develop new Windows 8-based tablets that they hope will reduced the iPad’s current dominance of the market to less than a 50% global market share by the middle of 2013. According to DigiTimes’ source in the design manufacture industry in Taiwan, Microsoft will be releasing Windows 8 for PCs to device makers in September. AppleInsider says that there will be 32 Windows 8 tablets released in all this year, from the likes of Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asustek and Toshiba, to name but a few. If any of these are to have a hope of competing with the iPad they must be truly competitive as far as price is concerned, and AppleInsider says that the Lenovo and Acer Windows 8 tablets are both expected to retail for around $300, in order to also compete with low-end Android tablets, with the more expensive Windows 8 tablets that will be gunning for the iPad costing up to $1,000.
Source: Intel & Microsoft hope to push iPad's global market share under 50% in 2013