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Microsoft to launch iPad rival?

After Amazon's Kindle Fire, iPad might have another competitor. According to recent rumours, software giant Microsoft is planning to unveil a tablet to rival Apple’s iPad in a 'super secret' event.

gadgets Updated: Jun 15, 2012 17:37 IST

Software giant Microsoft is planning to unveil a tablet to rival Apple’s iPad, according to a report.

Microsoft is planning to conduct a ‘super-secret’ event in Los Angeles on Monday.

According to The Los Angels Times, the firm gave no hints about what it was planning to announce at the event, but a source has told entertainment blog The Wrap that Microsoft plans to unveil a tablet.

“The company plans to introduce a Microsoft-branded-and-manufactured tablet at the event, marking a foray into a new hardware category that would put the company in direct competition" with Apple,” the blog said.

According to the Wrap, the Microsoft tablet will run on Windows RT, a version of Windows 8.