Microsoft sounds a buzzer which is making a stir in the technology world , the software giant is speculated to have been developing Ipad Competitor.
The announcement was kept in wraps , even the locations was not disclosed by the company, locations would be given to media on Monday itself.
In the late last week Microsoft sent out message :
“This will be a major Microsoft announcement — you will not want to miss it.”
A co-branded tablet with Barnes & Noble, the struggling bookseller and maker of the Nook tablet is the closest bid media is putting up as Microsoft in April announced a $300 million investment in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary which includes the Nook business. But some other sources said Barnes & Noble was not part of the Microsoft announcement.
The brokerage firm Canaccord said “sources close to the matter” indicate Microsoft would unveil a tablet running the next version of Windows under its own brand, departing from its strategy of partnering with computer makers.
“By producing its own tablet, it would have more control over the hardware that runs its programs, like Apple … (but) could hurt Microsoft’s relationship with some PC partners who have been developing Windows 8 compatible tablets themselves.” brokerage firm said.
Some others bid on a deal to buy online video service Hulu and weave it into the Xbox Live online entertainment service linked to the Redmond, Washington-based company’s leading Xbox 360 videogame consoles by Microsoft.
“He invested billions of dollars to best incumbents Sony and Nintendo in the game console market.”
Some analysts were speculating about an early release of Windows RT, the Microsoft operating system to power tablets or other mobile devices running on ARM chips, which allow mobile devices to run more efficiently.
Microsoft earlier this month stepped up its quest to be at the heart of home entertainment by synching Xbox 360 videogame consoles to smartphones and tablets while adding more blockbuster content.
Microsoft introduced Xbox SmartGlass software for linking the consoles to iPhones, iPads, Android-powered gadgets and, of course, devices powered by the technology titan’s new Windows 8 operating system.