Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Microsoft and H.P. to Reveal Slate PC Ahead of Apple - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Apparently tonight’s Microsoft keynote may include a few surprises.  For a bit of historical context-setting, incidentally, check this Comdex 2001 tablet interview with Bill Gates (via Richard Eckel).

It could be one of Steve Ballmer’s riskiest trade show moves in years.

On Wednesday, Mr. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, will unveil a novel take on a slate-type computer during his evening keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to people familiar with Microsoft’s plans. The slate will be made by Hewlett-Packard and possibly available by mid-year, these people said.

Microsoft and H.P. to Reveal Slate PC Ahead of Apple - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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