Sunday, June 17, 2012

Microsoft to unveil tablet with Barnes & Noble?

Mystery event in LA will feature tablet that taps partnership between the two companies, a source tells TechCrunch.  Microsoft's mysterious media event scheduled for tomorrow has generated a log of speculation about what the software giant has up its sleeve, with many bets being placed on a new tablet to challenge Apple's iPad.

Now we are hearing that the while the tech titan is indeed expected to unveil a tablet, the new product is being developed in conjunction with Barnes & Noble and will focus on entertainment, according to a TechCrunch report. Another sources says Xbox streaming is also on tap for the tablet.

If true, the report suggests that a new Microsoft tablet would be aimed at Amazon's Kindle Fire rather than Apple's slate. While Amazon's tablet is popular in the e-reading sector, its modified version of the Android operating system tends to make it less optimum for Web surfing than its focus of e-reading and streaming video through Amazon Prime…..

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