Windows 7 isn’t right for tablets

Stating the bleedin’ obvious it may be, but Lenovo says Windows 7 isn’t right for tablets and that Android 2.2, aka Froyo, isn’t ready for them either.

Lenovo’s director of new technology Howard Locker, explained it this way: “The challenge with Windows 7 is that it’s based on the same paradigm as 1985—it’s really an interface that’s optimized for a mouse and keyboard. It has to be optimized for touch. How do you do that?”

I think the – really rather impressive – Windows Phone OS would be a better fit for tablets, and Android won’t be tablet-focused until version 3 comes out next year. On that basis I think it’s madness to buy a non-Apple tablet right now.