Rumor: Microsoft Entering Tablet Race

Microsoft is scheduled to make a “major” announcement at an event next Monday and insider information points to that announcement being Microsoft’s foray into the tablet market. The company is keeping a tight lid on the event, not even disclosing the venue as of yet, so something indeed major is on its way. Not surprisingly, Microsoft hasn’t responded to requests for comment on the rumors.

If Microsoft does launch a tablet, that will put them in direct competition with longtime rival Apple. The rumor is that the new tablet will use a version of Windows called Windows RT, which will use an ARM microprocessor that CEO Steve Ballmer showed off at CES 2011.

As of now, tablet manufacturers like Samsung and Helwett-Packard use Windows on their devices, but that may change if Microsoft enters the race. Keep an eye on MEGATechNews for more news on the matter, but something tells me that news of this magnitude will be practically unavoidable.

via The Wrap

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