Microsoft showcases 'slate' style computer

07 January 2010

Steve Ballmer showcased a slate-style computer during his Consumer Electronics Show keynote speech, the Wall Street Journal reported. However, the device, built by Hewlett-Packard, is not a response to Apple's expected tablet or Amazon's Kindle - but an extension of existing keyboardless designs that HP and others have made with Microsoft's help since the 1990s. It also runs Windows 7 rather than a new operating system.

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