Microsoft has been having quite a week. First the confusion regarding the release date of Windows 8, then the call for company CEO Steve Ballmer to step down. Now we have news that Microsoft maybe readying a new tablet.
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According to Bloomberg, sources reveal that Microsoft is prepping a new, tablet centric Operating system. They further added that the company is also planning to show off a touch-screen tablet which will be powered by NVIDIA’s ARM based Tegra chip. The new tablet is slated to be shown off at the All Things D conference, as well as the Computex show which will start on the 31st of May 2011.
Microsoft is in a race as it wants more devices such as tablets and smartphones to adopt the Windows OS. In a speech, Steve Ballmer said, “We are in a race,” he said. “We are not doing that badly, frankly. We are doing pretty well in that race. But the race is on to continue to push Windows to a variety of new form factors”.
Microsoft is hankering for a piece of the tablet pie, where Apple (heh) is currently king. Devices with Windows OS haven’t exactly lit the market on fire and that is what Microsoft wants to do with the new operating system.