Microsoft will be holding a press conference in just a few short minutes. There have been no announcements of what the subject matter will be. There were rumors of news about a project between Barnes & Noble and Microsoft, but that has already been shot down by the book retailer. The front runner in the rumor mill is that Microsoft will be unveiling some Windows 8 Tablets. I’ll update this post as it happens after the break.
7:58PM – And that’s a wrap. Thanks for joining us and a huge thanks to Engadget for their live stream and pictures.
7:57PM – Standard will be available around Win 8 Launch. Pro will be 3 Months later
7:56PM – Pro will come in 64GB and 128GB models. There was a hint at price for “comparable models” but we’ll wait and see
7:55PM – Tablet will come in 32GB and 64GB models
7:51PM – Touch Cover has an accelerometer built in
7:50PM – Surface Tablet attachment acquires the color of the attachment.
7:45PM – Talking about ergonomics
7:39PM – Surface Type Cover announced! Extremely thin!
7:33PM – Full HD display but minimum battery life usage
7:30PM – Cover contains a keyboard
7:28PM – Uses Gorilla Glass 2
7:28PM – Built in Stand for the tablet
7:25PM – Talking about apps and such. Looks like when Apple announced iPad. A giant Windows Phone, but it’s Windows 8.
7:25PM – Weighs a little under 1.5 pounds
7:24PM – Confirmed! The announcement is a Windows 8 Tablet
7:22PM – Holding a tablet looking device…This is the new MS Surface
7:20PM – It could go either way…Tablet or Xbox
7:16PM – Adding another Windows 8 product, focused on hardware.
7:14PM – Windows 8 Discussion and Ballmer looks angry.
7:13PM – Ok looking Windows focused
7:07PM – And it begins now…
7:03PM – Judging from the color theme it’s probably something Windows 8 related. I expect an Oprah moment where everyone in the crowd has something under their seat.
6:56PM – Still waiting. I would love for this to be a press conference about the next gen gaming system personally. It wouldn’t surprise me since an event like this after E3 would give them a whole lot more exposure. Tablets are the rumored focus, but since B&N said they’re not a part of this you never know.