Rumor: Microsoft to show Windows 8 at CES 2011

By on December 14, 2010
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Will unveil new iPad-competing Windows 7 tablets as well.

Fresh rumors abound that Steve Ballmer will be showing off tablets with a new interface and may demo Windows 8 at the upcoming CES 2011 event.

According to New York Times’ source, Ballmer will showcase tablets from Dell, Samsung and several other manufacturers. The tablets are rumored to have a new ‘layered’ interface running on Windows 7. The source claims, “people familiar with this device said it will run the Windows 7 operating system when in landscape mode, but will also have a layered interface that will appear when the keyboard is hidden and the device is held in a portrait mode.”

The tablet, apparently from Samsung, will be similar size to that of the iPad, will also contain a unique slide out keyboard.

The report also claims that Ballmer may show off Windows 8, as well. However, nothing more is known about the presentation. Guess we will have to wait it out till CES 2011.

Source: New York Times.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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