Microsoft may announce a Windows Nook tablet

 Microsoft may announce a Windows Nook tablet

Today is the big day, the “major” announcement by Microsoft.  Despite the short notice, there has been a long list of speculations as to what this announcement may be about.  Some rumors are just plain ridiculous, but the majority of the gossips seem to be landing upon a Windows based tablet.

 Microsoft may announce a Windows Nook tablet

Today is the big day, the “major” announcement by Microsoft.  Despite the short notice, there has been a long list of speculations as to what this announcement may be about.  Some rumors are just plain ridiculous, but the majority of the gossips seem to be landing upon a Windows based tablet.

Previous rumors stipulated that Microsoft and Nokia eloped and produced some sort of Windows tablet, however, that rumor may have changed direction—not totally, but a little off course.  Sources have told techcrunch.com that the Windows tablet partnership is actually between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble. 

The two companies announced a “strategic partnership”  with each other in April.  In a joint venture with Barnes & Noble, Microsoft invested $300 million into “Newco” for a 17.6% stake.  Barnes & Noble’s Nook e-reader/tablet device is currently running Android, and the upcoming announcement may reveal that future Nook devices are to run Windows instead—or a Windows “Newco” e-reader/tablet.

Whatever the case may be, at 3:30 PM local time we will find out. 

Reference: techcrunch.com

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