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No Suprise Here: Reports Say Microsoft Will Show Off Slates at CES 2011



Like the headline says, no surprise here. Apparently Steve Ballmer is going to show off new Tablets at CES 2011 according to a report from Nick Bilton’s Bits Blog at the NYTimes. The report further says the Tablets will be made by Samsung and Dell.

Apparently the Samsung Tablet will run Windows 7 when in landscape mode and  not be as thin as the current iPad and have a slide out keyboard. When the keyboard is hidden and the device is in portrait mode there will be a layered UI (here we go again?) for using the device in touch mode.

There’s also some teasing going on here in what obviously is some planned leaking that says we might see a Tablet with Windows 8 shown off as well.

Let’s just hope Ballmer looks a bit more excited than he was last year when he played “me too” at CES 2010.



  1. Rob

    12/14/2010 at 5:11 am

    Interesting…i did not know that Microsoft was interested in the tablet space…

  2. HG

    12/14/2010 at 5:31 am

    Agree, it will be thundering tablets at this year’s CES2011

  3. HG

    12/14/2010 at 5:31 am

    Agree, it will be thundering tablets at this year’s CES2011

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    12/14/2010 at 6:21 am

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  5. Tuur

    12/14/2010 at 2:25 pm

    as long as they don’t show tablets with active digitizers I won’t be interested.
    HP Slate is premium but not for sale in Europe. And more, they can show 10’s of different WinTablets, if it always takes a year (remember HP slate) to launch those things the momentum will be gone.

  6. FeralBoy

    12/14/2010 at 2:38 pm

    Good to hear as they will likely have pens — i.e. real tablets! The “me too” comment is odd considering he was showing a tablet before Apple (or anyone else for that matter) showed one.

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