Steve Ballmer Binned His Office Phone in Favour of 80-Inch Windows 8 Tablet/Wallcovering

By Gary Cutlack on at

Reports coming out of Microsoft hint at a big future for Windows 8 tablets, in terms of physical size at least, with one MS man claiming boss Steve Ballmer uses an 80-inch Win8 tablet that's become the centre of the angry man's entire work life. And we might even be able to buy it.

The claim comes from Microsoft vice president Frank Shaw, who told Wired: "Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch Windows 8 tablet in his office. He's got rid of his phone, he's got rid of his note paper. It's touch-enabled and it's hung on his wall."

Not only that, but the 80" Windows 8 tablet is "his whiteboard, his email machine" and more, with Shaw also dropping the bombshell that "it's a device we're going to sell."

Whether it's a device people or businesses will actually buy is another matter. [Wired]