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So yesterday I got invited to Microsoft's super secret mystery event. It starts this Monday afternoon and will be somewhere (they've yet to provide any actual venue information) in LA. Also, the invite provided very little clue as to what exactly will be shown, stating only that I would "not want to miss it".
Honestly, given the very short notice and lack of information, at this point I'm more annoyed than excited. Hopefully, whatever is announced will be worth it. I doubt it will be, but I've been wrong before.
What to expect? Since I am the official tablet reviewer at CNET, the fact that I received a invite gives credence to rumors that Microsoft will be unveiling a tablet on Monday.
Assuming that it does, what should we expect? Now, this is just me speculating, but a tablet running Microsoft's Metro-only version of Windows 8--called Windows RT--,that's first and foremost a media comsumption device isn't outside the realm of possibility. It's been done before (hello Kindle Fire), but there may be another reason Microsoft would be interested in releasing such a device.
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