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Microsoft Executive Sees Rise of Tablets, 'Room Computer'

Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie

Microsoft's Craig Mundie

Microsoft Corp.

Technology that changes how people give commands to computers could make touch-based PCs more popular and transform the traditional desktop into a "room computer" in coming years, said Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer, in an interview Wednesday. The touch-controlled tablet PCs Microsoft has long promoted could see their "day of glory" in the next few years as people get used to controlling computers just as they would a touchscreen phone, Mundie said.

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