With CES 2011 just around the corner, Microsoft might just be in the business of countering the iPad’s nearly unfailing goal of staying at the top. To make this report short, let me explain quickly what’s going on here: Microsoft may demo Windows 7 or Windows 8 on these tablets, which would be manufactured by Samsung, Dell, and others.
One particular model (the Samsung Gloria?) would have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, possibly turning it into a consumer-oriented productivity tablet, or just plain old business. Microsoft is also focusing on apps, as an app market would be present and based on the web. Either way, this upcoming CES will be full of surprises (and maybe that M13x I’ve been dreaming of from Alienware). Via: Bits NYT