Microsoft May Be Planning Windows 8 Tablet News For Monday Event

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Next week is shaping up to be pretty news-filled when it comes to Microsoft and mobile devices. We’ve already been expecting to learn a bit more about Windows Phone 8, thanks to an event that Microsoft’s planning for June 20. Now it looks like we could also start-off the week with some news up a slightly different alley, with rumors that a separate June 18 event will give the company a chance to show-off some Windows RT tablets.

The Windows 8 Release Preview may already be out, and we’ve shown you how it looks on a tablet PC, but that’s running on classic x86-based hardware; Windows RT will support the ARM-based sort of hardware we’re already used to seeing from tablets built around smartphone operating systems. Up to this point, Microsoft hasn’t given much of a public look at RT running on those devices.

That means that we could emerge from this event with attendees bringing some of the first hands-on reports of experiences with the platform. In addition to that, Microsoft may also have some new info on Windows RT to share, including how it ties-in to some of the company’s online services.

So far, all Microsoft has said is that the June 18 event will contain a “major announcement”. Speculation that it will focus on Windows RT has been attributed to “sources outside the company”.

Source: AllThingsD
Via: Redmond Pie

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