"You'll see new slates with Windows on them. You'll see them this Christmas," he said that at the London School of Economics in front of staff, students and journalists.
It is interesting, Ballmer picked the word "Slate" not "Tablet", does it mean their upcoming iPad-killer will be powered by HP slate?
Looks like Microsoft is finally wake up after long slumber, to start competing with iPad, Android tablets also with the newest professional-grade BlackBerry PlayBook in tablet computer game. Ballmer also emphasized their company first-priority right now is to get back into game of phones.
"The job right now is we've got to get back seriously into the game of phones,"
The question now, can we take Ballmer's words seriously, yes he is a CEO of giant tech company, remember he was the one who revealed a few tablets at CES, but where are they now? But let's just hope we will have an iPad alternative available for Christimas, the one from Microsoft perhaps?