According to a published report, Microsoft will try to beat Apple to the punch by unveiling a tablet PC at the Consumer Electronics Show. Apple is expected to launch its own tablet sometime after CES.
InformationWeek: Rumors about Apple's forthcoming tablet PC, possibly named the iSlate, have been swirling for weeks, but Microsoft may beat them to the punch by releasing a tablet PC of its own today at the Consumer Electronics Show. Steve Ballmer is expected to demonstrate the new device, which will feature a touch-screen and an e-book reader. Microsoft's earlier tablet PC, released in 2002, failed to catch on with the public.