Microsoft appears to be preparing a Windows 8 tablet for BUILD attendees.
The software giant demonstrated an unknown quad-core Windows slate on Thursday at its Tech-Ed New Zealand conference. Microsoft employees Jeff Johnson and Patrick Hevesi showed off some new Windows powered slate devices during the “Come and see the latest and greatest in Windows Devices” presentation at Tech-Ed New Zealand earlier today. Alan Burchill, a Microsoft MVP, posted details of the session on Thursday revealing that Microsoft promised to give the device out at an upcoming Microsoft event. Burchill has since removed his comments but ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley managed to note that Burchill said: “What is very interesting is that device was a ‘Quad Core Windows Slate that will be give(n) out at an upcoming Microsoft Event.”
WinRumors understands that Microsoft is currently preparing to supply all BUILD attendees with an ARM-based Windows 8 tablet. Microsoft previously revealed its ARM support inside Windows 8 at CES 2011. The company will supply ARM builds of Windows 8 strictly through an OEM program once Windows 8 is final. The BUILD tablet for attendees will be one of the latest and greatest Windows devices, equipped with the hardware sensors that Windows 8 will take advantage of.
Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 8 to the world at next month’s BUILD conference. Stay tuned to WinRumors for live coverage and reaction to the next-generation of Windows.
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Microsoft prepping ARM-based Windows 8 tablet for BUILD attendees originally appeared at WinRumors.com.
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