Microsoft Corp's new tablet computers are no threat to Apple Inc's iPad, given the lack of enthusiasm among developers to create applications that run on the new Windows operating system, analysts said.
Microsoft introduced its own "Surface" line of tablets on Monday, taking on Apple as well as its own hardware partners including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Hewlett-Packard Co.
"Though pricing details are unclear ... Microsoft will need to significantly undercut the iPad to be competitive," Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said.
We will hear a lot of these in the coming months, the fact remains that these analysts like others are focusing on the consumer segment and not looking at the Enterprises which is where Microsoft still makes a ton of money from. iPad and other tablets were poised to make a dent on Microsoft's revenues in the enterprise space, now they will find it difficult to get inside. Also, we need to remember, this is a first rev of still unavailable Tablet, give it 2-3 years and we will talk. Right now, as I see it, Surface is a great alternative to iPad.