When we saw an 82-inch Windows 8 machine at Mobile World Congress earlier this year we never imagined that Microsoft might be considering selling such a display, but it appears that's one way Windows 8 will enter the market later this year. Speaking to Wired UK, Microsoft's Frank Shaw revealed that CEO Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch Windows 8 tablet in his office, hung on his wall.
"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," said Shaw. Although Ballmer's 80-inch Windows 8 display isn't the same as the one shown at Mobile World Congress, Microsoft does have plans to sell it. "It's a device we're going to sell," says Shaw, explaining that Ballmer uses it as a whiteboard and email machine. Comparing the display to Microsoft's Surface, Shaw doesn't feel like it's a consumer product just yet but that "every screen should be touch, every screen should be a computer."
Update: Microsoft has reached out to clarify that it won't be selling 80-inch Windows 8 displays itself, but that vendors will have a wide range of use cases for Windows 8 hardware.