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Microsoft's 'major' announcement could be tablet

Microsoft's 'major' announcement could be tablet

June 17th, 2012 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - Speculation is building that Microsoft will unveil a tablet computer on Monday.

The company was secretive when it invited media to an afternoon event in Los Angeles, saying it would be a "major" announcement and would not divulge the location until Monday morning.

In an email, the company had said, "This will be a major Microsoft announcement - you will not want to miss it."

Several media outlets, including The New York Times, cited unnamed sources saying that Microsoft will launch its own tablet to boost its new Windows 8 operating system and counter Apple's hot-selling iPad.

Microsoft declined to comment.

Microsoft is preparing to release its new operating system, Windows 8, which works across laptop computers, tablets and even televisions.