June 18 morning news, Microsoft held a media event in Los Angeles. There are rumors said that Microsoft will launch its own brand of tablet PCs to challenge Apple’s iPad.
The latest news from the technology blog TechCrunch, Microsoft’s new Tablet PC will work with Barnes & Noble cooperation and development, and focus on entertainment features. Another source said that the Tablet PC will support the Xbox streaming capabilities.
If this is true, it will mean that Microsoft’s Tablet PC mainly aimed at the Kindle Fire, Amazon , rather than the iPad. Kindle Fire suitable for reading e-books, but because of the custom of the Android system, so Internet access for e-books and streaming video function is not very good.
After Microsoft issued a meeting invitation, there are many rumors that Microsoft will launch Windows 8 or Windows RT system in the event the Tablet PC. Some reports say that Microsoft’s new product will be the company’s own production, so that Microsoft and Apple in direct competition.
In April this year, Microsoft announced a partnership with Barnes & Noble. Microsoft will be Barnes & Noble a focus on the Nook digital and schools, business, investment in subsidiary $ 300 million, and Barnes & Noble Nook digital bookstore agreed to be integrated into Windows 8.