New Windows for Tablets to be Shown This Week
Will it use a variant of Windows Phone 7?
According to Bloomberg sources, Microsoft this week will be previewing a version of Windows that is optimized for tablet devices.
The timing this week seems appropriate, as it will coincide with the All Things D in California as well as Computex in Taiwan. With the inevitable onslaught of new tablet designs to debut at the Taipei computer show, it is due time for Microsoft to show its answer to Apple's iOS and Google's Android Honeycomb.
Bloomberg believes that Windows President Steven Sinofsky will be giving the demo at All Things D, while Vice President Steve Guggenheimer will handle the show at Computex.
While Apple and Google already have tablets on the market, Microsoft's tablet Windows version won't be out until next year.
On the hardware side, Nvidia was chosen as the platform's chipmaker, who has been making inroads on the tablet market with its Tegra 2 chipset.