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Why not put Windows Phone 7 on Microsoft tablet?

All tech eyes focus on Las Vegas this week for the Consumer Electronics Show, including on Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s Wednesday evening keynote at which he’s widely reported to be introducing a tablet computer running Windows. Oddly, at least from my perspective, it will run Windows 7 instead of its new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.

A Bloomberg News report from last week reiterated comments Ballmer made last July, in which he said, “We’re tuning Windows 7 to new slate hardware designs.” The Bloomberg report continued: “Microsoft is taking software designed for use with a mouse and keyboard and adapting it to a touch screen.”

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