Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke today at the Worldwide Partner Conference telling 14,000 partners to expect Windows 7 slates before the end of the year, according to ZDNet.
Microsoft and its existing PC partners, including Asus, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony, will all be fielding Windows 7 slates in the coming months, Ballmer said. These slates will be available at a variety of price points and in a variety of form factors — with keyboards, touch only, dockable, able to handle digital ink, etc.
“We know you really want to know what’s coming” in the new form factor space, Ballmer told partners.
Interestingly. HP was still on the Ballmer's slide; however, the company was not mentioned by Ballmer specifically. HP recently purchased Palm and is expected to release a webOS tablet in the future.
Microsoft is expected to show off some prototype tablets later in the day.
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