eWeek: One of Acer's new tablets runs on Windows 7 and the other two Google's Android Honeycomb OS.
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Sources say Microsoft plans to surprise the crowd during Steve Ballmer's keynote at CES in early January.
Computing giant HP has entered the tablet fray, taking the wraps off of the Slate 500, an enterprise-oriented mobile computing device powered by Windows 7.
At Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference, CEO Steve Ballmer reaffirms "all in" plans for the cloud, which will give Windows 7 a home on a host of new devices and form factors.
Is HP giving up on the Slate device Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed at CES because of power issues or the company's blockbuster acquisition of Palm?
The Lightning, based on the new Microsoft Windows mobile platform, isn't the only sleek piece of handheld hardware on tap from the big computer maker. There's the Android Thunder, Flash and Smoke smartphones coming soon.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas is underway as Microsoft gambles on a slate PC for 2010.