“In his keynote speech opening the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tonight [Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer] will be showing off a new Hewlett-Packard slate that runs Microsoft software,” Kara Swisher reports for AllThingsD.
“Apple will be launching its much heralded slate at an event in San Francisco Jan. 27, as All Things Digital has previously reported,” Swisher reports. “The Apple device is garnering the expected flood of hype, of course. So don’t expect Ballmer to pointlessly go against the tide of this particular tsunami, thereby painting its slate efforts as also-ran.
Swisher reports, “While Ballmer might talk about a range of products related to Microsoft, and there will be multiform hardware shown, including multitouch, tablet-type devices, there will be no grand showing of the one called the Courier, which Microsoft is reportedly working on with HP.”
Full article here.
Gizmodo’s Brian Lam tweets, “Just so you know, no courier today at the CES keynote. My sources said it was far off.”
MacDailyNews Take: So much for the upstaging.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]