Windows 8 could make its first appearance at CES in January. Microsoft's chrome-domed commander Steve Ballmer could give us a sneak peek at the next version of Windows alongside tablets from Samsung and Dell at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Ballmer will unveil a range of tablets from assorted manufacturers in his keynote speech in Vegas, the New York Times reports. Ballmer had already promised -- heyyy, no rush Steve, it's not like your biggest rival has spent the last year eating up the entire tablet market with just one product.
A first look at Windows 8 would almost certainly be the biggest news of the show, and would grab Microsoft far more buzz than a bunch of tablets playing catch-up with the iPad. That said, if MS applies the clever small-screen, mobile-friendly thinking behindto its tablets that'll be all right by us.
Windows tablets that have peeped above the parapet this year include the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a Windows-packing ., which started life as Microsoft's own Courier project. The Samsung tablet could be the 10-inch follow-up to the
Other tablets heading our way like a pack of pensioners spotting a Vegas casino worker flipping the buffet sign from 'closed' to 'open' include theand the .
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