Byline: CMPnetAsia and CRN team
Backed by partners Hewlett-Packard and SAP, and last-minute backers Siebel Systems, Panasonic and Samsung, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates formally rolled out the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition on Thursday as the biggest evolution in personal computing to date.
Gates' latest baby was rolled out in over 19 countries yesterday (Thursday), from US to UK, Germany and France to Japan, China, South Korea and Singapore.
In a decidedly more upbeat note than the sombre, nationalistic launch of Windows XP last October, Microsoft put the spotlight on the official launch of the new operating system and related systems in New York. Microsoft hired celebrated author Amy Tan and "West Wing" actor and celebrity Rob Lowe to …