It wouldn’t be another week without another Tablet rumor, but this time it isn’t Apple, it is Microsoft that is the subject. Yes, that’s right there’s a Tablet rumor about a possible new take on Tablet PCs from Microsoft. Mary Jo Foley picks up on a couple of Microsoft rumors. First there’s Pink. That’s the rumor about a possible Microsoft branded phone that pulls together a mobile OS based on the Windows Mobile 7 core and the Zune media platform.
Then Mary Jo drops this about a possible new Tablet. She calls it the Tablet (Take 2):
More recently, I heard that at least one exec from Microsoft’s Surface team is part of the Tablet effort, too. Microsoft officials have hinted before that they’re set on building a smaller Surface. At one point, that project was going by the codename ““Oahu.Ã¢â‚¬Â But the new Tablet effort is allegedly part of something that is known as ““Alchemy Ventures,Ã¢â‚¬Â according to the couple of tips I’ve gotten on it to date. I wouldn’t be surprised if Microsoft is waiting for Apple to show its Tablet hand before trotting out its revamped Tablet.
Mary Jo also speculates that J Allard is apparently involved. Very interesting.
Check out what Loren Heiny has to say about this.