“The rumor mill has been churning ever since, and the conventional wisdom is that Microsoft will be unveiling its first Windows 8 tablet,” Pepitone reports. “Here’s the twist: Microsoft is manufacturing the tablet itself, according to reports in The Wrap and other outlets.”
Pepitone reports, “That would be a drastic shift from Microsoft’s historic strategy of relying on hardware partners like Dell and HP to make its actual devices. If the company does unveil its own Microsoft-branded tablet, there are two ways it can go.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We have but one question: Doorstops, paperweights, and/or boat anchors?
CNET has live coverage of the event via Livestream here.
While we await the answer with non-bated breath, check out the comments below the CNNMoney article.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "silverhawk1" for the heads up.]
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