Microsoft Tablet Will Stream Xbox Live And Wroks With B&N EBooks - Meet The XPad

Posted: Jun 18 2012, 2:05am CDT | by , in Rumors | Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Tablet will stream Xbox Live and wroks with B&N eBooks - meet the XPad

New rumors about today's surprise Microsoft announcement are pointing towards an Amazon Kindle Fire killer.

Microsoft seems to attacking the Apple iPad from the bottom and the top. Today at 3:30pm the media is summoned to a surprise event in Los Angeles. Microsoft is unveiling something. So far Microsoft for a change was able to keep things super secret.

Last week we carried a rumor that Microsoft would unveil a Windows 8 tablet. TechCrunch is now reporting that the tablet will be more a eReader with multimedia capabilities. The new Microsoft XPad would be able to access Xbox Live content and work with Barnes & Noble's eBook platform. The Microsoft XPad (my guess of the name) would be directly competing with the Amazon Kindle Fire and run on Windows 8 RT.

It looks like that Microsoft will finally be able to offer a complete media ecosystem for Windows devices. This is a big step to catch up to Apple's unified media platform.

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