The Plot Thickens – B&N Denies Connection to Today’s Microsoft Event
Microsoft is expected to have a major announcement later today. That event is due to start just over 7 hours from now and the press frenzy is approaching a dull roar (Not nearly up to Apple status but far above usual press buzz).
Barnes & Noble added to the noise today with a denial of yesterday’s rumor. According to the business news site Benzinga, B&N won’t be involved with today’s event:
$BKS Spokesperson Confirms they are Not Part of Today’s $MSFT Tablet Announcement $$
— Benzinga.com (@Benzinga) June 18, 2012
Business Insider is also reporting the story, possibly from another source. Oh, well. It was fun while it lasted.
To be honest, the timing was too short. The 2 companies formed a partnership and announced Newco just over a month ago, and they were still fighting it out in court 6 months ago. Collaborating on a device that quickly can happen, yes, but it isn’t likely that they’d have anything new to announce.
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fjtorres June 18, 2012 um 12:15 pm
The whole thing might have nothing to do with tablets; it might be the long-awaited XBOX TV service or even the NextBox. The timing is about right for both.
Mike Cane June 18, 2012 um 3:53 pm
Likely the Xbox Surface:
Nate Hoffelder June 18, 2012 um 3:58 pm
I have seen the posts about it. I decided to not post any more rumors today.
fjtorres June 18, 2012 um 7:36 pm
Yes, there really is a Surface. But it is a Microsoft Surface.
It’s actually a pretty cool tablet.
Superthin, built-in stand, magnetic cover that doubles as a keyboard, gorilla glass, VaporMG case (whatever *that* is 😉 ).
And yes, it’s going after the iPad.