According to the venerable New York Times, Microsoft will try and conquer the vacant stage with a tablet of its own at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, effectively beating Apple to the tablet-announcing punch.
Its sources revealed that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil a slate-type computer during his keynote this evening . Hewlett-Packard is said to be the other company behind the tablet, which may hit the market as early as mid-year. The report was short on details and only described the tablet/slate as having “e-reader and multitouch functions.”
Few months ago, Gizmodo had leaked some details of a tablet prototype, named Courier, that Microsoft was said to be working on. This rumored tablet could well be based on that prototype.
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