According to media reports, after indications that the software giant will only maintain a presence in the booming segment through traditional hardware partners, the company is now set to announce a more direct entry into the market. The company has not confirmed reports but it has scheduled an event Monday in Los Angeles, where it has promised a “major” announcement.
According to a report, the company’s event will focus on its tablet strategy. The company reportedly believes that producing the hardware as well and developing software for a device will allow it to compete better with rivals like Apple.
According to sources, the tablet from Microsoft could be based on machines running ARM-based processors besides traditional PC processors. The tablet launch will allow the company to match the tight integration of Apple.
Experts say that even as Microsoft might start selling its own tablet, it will continue to depend on Dell, HP, Acer and Lenovo as the company depends on money from Windows and Office and will depend on its partners.