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Microsoft to launch iPad rival?
Washington, June 15, 2012
First Published: 12:02 IST(15/6/2012)
Last Updated: 17:37 IST(15/6/2012)
The interior of a Microsoft retail store is seen in San Diego. Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake

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.

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