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Microsoft to make "major" announcement on Monday (06/18)

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012, 2:25:36 PM PDT
Didn't we already know that MS was doing that?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012, 2:30:36 PM PDT
Garion suggested it yesterday. Not sure if he knew or not, though :/

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012, 2:37:49 PM PDT
What I mean is, hasn't the news that MS was going to sell their own branded tablets been out for a while now? I distinctly remember holding off on an Android tablet because I wanted to know if the MS tablets would offer XBL.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012, 2:48:53 PM PDT
raul says:
microsoft is going out of busness for good.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012, 2:50:19 PM PDT
hmmm... that I'm not sure. I just saw the news about it at phonearena but didn't bother to check the date...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012, 2:50:26 PM PDT
Yea I thought that was announced when Microsoft made a big deal about Windows 8 being used on all their platforms including tablets.

Hey look another announcement from Microsoft no one cares about.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012, 2:55:26 PM PDT
Probably not as doom and gloom, but I wonder how exactly they're going to pull this off. Microsoft is primarily a software company. Sure they're huge and they have big business muscles to flex, but part of what makes apple so successful is how they integrate themselves at every level of the supply chain needed to make their shiny new toys. They make such ironclad deals with suppliers and manufacturers that they usually secure the best prices by muscling other companies out from doing business with their suppliers.

Microsoft as the article points out, primarily relied on other companies to do the hardware heavy-lifting, and then they swoop in and supply all the softwarey bits. I'm curious to see how they're going to solve the "hardware" part of the tablet creation process now that they seem to be going it alone.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012, 2:56:44 PM PDT
Ok. Apparently the "big" news is that Microsoft will be going into the tablet industry for themselves, the way Apple works at the moment.

No other tablet will feature Windows 8 even though Microsoft had given the option to companies such as Toshiba, HP etc. before.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012, 3:01:10 PM PDT
MS will announce the Cablebox360, which will feature each and every single cable channel available worldwide, for a fee (on top of XBL Gold fees, of course.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012, 3:04:20 PM PDT
After which you will still have that strange crush/obsession with the Xbox 360.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012, 3:07:09 PM PDT
Strange highs and strange lows
That's how my love goes
Will you give it to me
Will you take the pain
I will give to you
Again and again
And will you return it?

Posted on Jun 16, 2012, 3:09:39 PM PDT
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Jawwaad says:
Come on guys, we all know what it will be. Microsoft will announce that they are getting out of the buisness of having exclusives for their consoles. Oh that's right, they started that years ago.
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