Rupert Neate, reporting for The Telegraph from CES on how “Microsoft was on Wednesday night expected to upstage Apple by announcing a ‘tablet’ handheld computer before its Californian competitor”:
Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, was expected to
reveal the device during a speech to officially open the Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The device could be a major blow to Apple, which is widely
expected to unveil its tablet, thought to be called iSlate, on
January 27. It will also challenge e-readers, such as Amazon’s
Kindle and Sony’s eReader.