Redmond giant, Microsoft, has been reported as saying that tablets won’t be around for long. Apparently the closing gap between smartphones and laptops will be the death of tablets that are apparently only around to fill that gap for now. Funny words for the company to say, especially since their operating system, Windows 7, has been quite a popular choice of platform for non-Android tablets and their upcoming version of Windows has also been reported to be designed to be optimized for tablets. The worst part is, it won’t arrive until next year, and by then Microsoft would be late to the tablet game again, just like they are now with Windows Phone 7. Why would they release a tablet-friendly operating system to run on tablets if they don’t believe that tablets will stick around?