Monday's "Big Microsoft announcement" rumor roundup

Microsoft is throwing a party for the media Monday, and while early reports suggested that it will somehow be related to Windows RT tablets, the rumors are now flying hot and heavy as to exactly what Microsoft will announce. Some of the rumors have started due to the timing (Microsoft has a lot of deals in the works right now), while others have been inspired by the location – it’s going to be in Hollywood, so does that mean it will be media-related?

There are several claims that Microsoft may get into the hardware business one way or another floating around - we’ve also caught whiff of a few folks who are claiming inside information, but they can’t all be right so some of them must simply be people talking out their… "guesses". Almost any of them would make for an exciting Monday event, so check them out and let us know which ones you think are the most likely in the comments below!



1. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I hope they put a file manager and USB file transfer and stuff in Windows 8 for mobile. That'd be AWESOME.

2. tuneslover

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

File Browser is not necessary. iPad works fine without file browser and I believe Windows RT will do too.

9. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Add bluetooth file transfer to that list and i am ready to get a windows phone 8 device :)

3. kavi_nash

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

How many bets on the name 'Metro Slate' and 'Metro Tab'?

4. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

But if they sort out the 101 reasons not to buy a windows phone than I will b a extra ordinary news

5. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

its about Tablets not phones :P

7. yougio

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 17, 2012

I think the name 'Windows Sl8' for the tablet would be brillitant, it integrates the name of 'windows 8' and 'slate' together seamlessly!

8. darkurious

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I think it's going to be an announcement of: 1. The acquisition of either AOL (just spent billions for AOL's pattens) or Yahoo! 2. Details of Windows Phone 8 3. If it is a tablet, a joint venture with Barnes & Noble to make an Xbox Live Entertainment Tablet.

10. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Yes I know its abt tablets but I also wants many features in windows phone as gud as android and if microsoft will sort out the 101 reasons nt to buy a windows ph,than I will go with next gen windows phone

11. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Very Excited....Now people will see a real announcement from Tech giants...And I am pretty sure that our Microsoft will be pretty clear on what they gonna offer and bring rather than saying a new OS with new 200 features and it is gonna change everything or something like that. Lolzzzzzzzzzzzz

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