Microsoft Could Be Launching An Entertainment-Minded Tablet Tomorrow
The real kicker? It'll be based on either Windows RT or Windows 8. That could be a major shock to the system, and is almost certainly the best way to truly launch WinRT / Win8 to the masses in tablet form. The Nook line has been easy to digest, great on features and low on price. And a Nook tablet with Windows may be easier to "get" for the mainstream than a pure Windows tablet with no overlay and no "reading" mindset. Reportedly, it could be the first non-Zune device to support Xbox Live streaming, furthering its entertainment slant.
We'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out, but now that we're hearing the rumors, we certainly hope they come true. This could be Microsoft's best opportunity to push Windows into the tablet market. Windows 7 never made a mark when it came to slates, and Windows 8 is apt to be slowly adopted unless it's with a partner like B&N. Based on history, anyway.