Microsoft is preparing to unveil a Windows 8 powered Samsung tablet at next week’s build conference, according to reports.
Windows chief Steven Sinofsky will take to the stage on Tuesday to reveal Microsoft’s Windows 8 work on a Samsung Slate. The Korea Economic Daily claims that the new tablet is the first time that Samsung has collaborated with Microsoft in its hardware devices. Microsoft’s BUILD developers conference will run from September 13-16. Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 8 details on September 13 and Windows Server 8 details on September 14.
Microsoft is also preparing to hand out Windows 8 powered tablets to attendees of BUILD. According to one source, familiar with the company’s plans, the Tablet will be powered by an ARM chip and include several hardware advances or sensors that Windows 8 will take advantage of. Microsoft employees Jeff Johnson and Patrick Hevesi showed off some new Windows powered slate devices during the “Come and see the latest and greatest in Windows Devices” presentation at Tech-Ed New Zealand last month. One particular device was revealed to be a “Quad Core Windows Slate that will be given out at an upcoming Microsoft event.” The device appeared in photos at Tech-Ed and is nearly identical in appearance to Samsung’s recently announced Windows 7 Slate.
WinRumors will be reporting live from BUILD next week, stay tuned for live blog details and full coverage of Windows 8.