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Tablet News Expected At Microsoft's Monday Event

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Microsoft is holding an event in Los Angeles on Monday, June 18. Microsoft has made no mention of what the event will be about, but a few outlets have insider tips that a tablet of some kind—a Microsoft-manufactured iPad challenger or a Kindle Fire competitor (remember that deal Microsoft made with Barnes & Noble earlier this year?)—is on the way. It's not just the iPad and Kindle Fire that Microsoft will be joining, as there have also been rumors that an Android-flavored Google tablet made by ASUS will be ready for Google's I/O show in late June.

Microsoft has been testing Windows RT, a version of its Windows 8 OS for ARM processors in tablets. A new tablet will fit well with another other new product, SmartGlass, which Microsoft announced recently at E3, designed to seamlessly connect its computers and gaming platforms with smartphones and tablets. 

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