Microsoft Could Announce a White Box Tablet at Today’s Conference, According to Insiders
In about 12 hours from now, Microsoft’s main men will take over the stage and perform an important announcement that we know nothing about. Shrouded in mystery lays a brand new product, that’s pretty much an enigma right now. Fresh speculations are saying that it could be a white box tablet PC.
Last I heard people were speculating that it could be a Nokia tablet with Windows 8… Sources from upstream supply chain are saying that the product announced today is most likely a Windows RT-based white box slate, that will be used as a standardize design. It could be the template for all Win 8 models to come and it could be made by Nokia… or even get a Barnes Noble branding along the way, since we’re at it.
A while ago Barnes Noble got $300 million in investment, as they were preparing their book portofolio for Windows 8. Could we see one of the white box models being turned into a BN Nook with Win 8? That seems remote, but not impossible. The white box tablet PC strategy kind of contradicts the Windows on ARM project, that will require 3 major ARM chip makers, but Microsoft could have changed its strategy along the way.
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