Microsoft may partner MediaTek to push Windows tablets in Chinese market

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Microsoft may be looking to partner MediaTek to push its Windows powered tablets in the Chinese market by eyeing white-box tablet manufacturers.

With Windows licensing costs already waved off for device manufacturers producing 9-inch of smaller sized smartphones or tablets, Microsoft is all set to expand its market share – both in the tablet and smartphone markets.

Microsoft’s current smartphone chip partner Qualcomm may feel the pressure if the Windows 8 maker does forge a deal with MediaTek. The zero-licensing fee and low-cost chips from MediaTek will reduce prices of Windows tablets to a great deal and as Intel has already revealed – $129 Windows tablets are not too far away.

According to DigiTimes, Microsoft is trying to persuade MediaTek to push Windows–powered tablets in China’s white-box market and the upstream supply chain is optimistic about a partnership between the two.

Neither Microsoft nor MediaTek have confirmed the rumours.