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January 10, 2012

CES 2012: Microsoft to showcase Samsung Windows 8 tablet

Microsoft’s keynote at CES 2012 is set to feature a Windows 8 tablet made by Samsung, analysts have claimed, alongside the best Windows 7 PCs.

The new hardware will be the most advanced yet to demonstrateMicrosoft’s bid to take on the growing tablet market.

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Windows 8 is a new operating system designed to be equally useable with either a keyboard and a mouse or a touchscreen, tablet interface. It uses a series of tiles to allow users to see some information about existing programmes at all times, and borrows from the company’s mobile phone software.

Samsung, meanwhile, have already produced the class-leading Galaxy Tab tablet with Google, and so are seen as frontrunners to produce a tablet that runs Windows 8. Motorola, whose Xoom tablet was the first to run Google Android tablet operating system, are not holding a major press conference at CES, which is the world’s biggest technology fair.

In a research note, analysts Ovum wrote that “We will be looking for more insight into Windows 8 beyond the 2011 preview and specific information on release dates and form factors, including a hands-on with Samsung's Windows 8 tablet.”

Such a demonstration would form a central part of what will be Microsoft’s last appearance at CES in Las Vegas. Microsoft and show organisers the Consumer Electronics Association have announced that 2012 will be the last year the Windows-maker exhibits at the world’s biggest technology show, with the company claiming that the timing did not fit its release cycles. Neither Google nor Apple currently appear at CES.

The leaked Samsung Windows 8 Tab is available here


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