Microsoft CEO Ballmer expected to tease Windows 8 tablet features during CES keynote today

“Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to take to the stage [tonight at 6:30pm PST] for the opening keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas,” Tom Warren reports for WinRumors.

“Ballmer will detail a number of new announcements related to Windows Phone, Xbox and Windows,” Warren reports. “The main announcement will be related to Windows running on ARM chips. According to sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans, the software giant is planning to show off a function of Windows 8 for the first time.”

Warren reports, “Ballmer will show off limited Windows 8 functionality, believed to be related to Microsoft’s Slate plans, and a full Windows 8 unveil will come later at PDC 2011… Microsoft will not show off the new dual UI of Windows 8.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Redmond, start your vaporizers!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

32 Comments

  1. Let’s see now…

    – Deodorant: check
    – Glistening bald patch: check
    – V-neck jumper: check
    – Sweaty palms: check
    – Twisty tongue: check
    – Old man pants: check
    – Boatloads of attitude: check

    Yeah, I’m about ready for my keynote now.

    And oh yes, one more thing…

    Developers! Developers! Developers!
    Developers! Developers! Developers!
    Developers! Developers! Developers!
    Developers! Developers! Developers!
    Developers! Developers! Developers!
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  2. Microsoft seems highly motivated to improve the quality of their vapor this year.

    I have boiled the story down to its essence:

    “is set…will detail…new announcements…wil be…is planning…will show off…believed to be…plans…will come later…will not show off…”

    And there you have it. Get ready for more advanced vapor as the company gears up to increase their output of announcements.

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