Thursday, June 14, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 2:23 PM —
We're all extremely excited to see what the crew at Redmond has for us when they take the stage at the Windows Phone Summit in Northern California next Wednesday, but another crew from Microsoft will be making their way to Southern California for a mysterious new event. For those who don't know why California is segregated into two major regions, it's because Los Angeles (Monday's event) and San Francisco (Windows Phone Summit) have about 6 hours of driving distance between them. That means it's highly unlikely this event will have any extra news about Windows Phone 8, especially with the two day gap as well.
So what could it be? AllThingsD's "sources outside the company" have informed them that the event is most probably a proper unveiling of Windows RT, the spin-off of Windows 8 meant for ARM-based systems. We'll most likely see a range of tablets and hybrid products announced, like the ASUS Tablet 600 shown at Computex 2012. We will also probably get a better idea of when we can expect Windows RT devices and what specs most of them will include at launch.
We do find it very intriguing that Microsoft is planning a Windows RT event the same week as its "sneak peek" at Windows Phone. Could the rumors are true, and are the two mobile-focused operating systems more linked to one another than we know? Stay tuned because we're about to find out next week.
Source: AllThingsD, ZDNet