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Microsoft is planning a Hollywood party for next Monday and the invites have already bent sent out. But the software giant has remained tight-lipped as to why they are throwing a bash in LA early next week. As early as today, there is already a lot of guesswork circulating as to the hush-hush nature of the affair. Why is Microsoft tossing a party and keeping mum about the juicy details?
The “iPad Rival” Guess
One Hollywood blog has the inside scoop and is claiming that Microsoft will make announcements about a new hardware designed to compete with the iPad. According to The Wrap, and one individual who has had some insider knowledge about the company, the software giant is coming up with something that will position itself as a direct competitor to Apple’s tablets. This is a wild guess, no doubt, given that Microsoft has not released any word confirming or denying the news. But when you really think about it, this wild surmise may not even be wild at all, given the company’s previous ventures into the hardware market. Ten years before Steve Jobs launched the iPad, Microsoft has already worked on its first tablet. Over the years the company has had several “tablet” projects as well as collaborations with third-party manufacturers for their Windows 8 platform.
And if Microsoft is finally launching something that will decently rival the wildly popular iPad, what better way to introduce it than through a suspense-filled Hollywood shindig?
Other Wild and Wilder Guesses
Nonetheless, other tech websites have formed various speculations about the highly anticipated affair. Over at ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley thinks Microsoft will make announcements about the new music service for its Xbox. Brier Dudley of The Seattle Times is working on the conjecture that Microsoft might be buying Hulu.
In any case, the party is on for next Monday and by that time we shall have already found out what the Microsoft fuss is all about. Stay tuned.
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