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  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:01:29 PM
    @Jwm so do I...
  • Chris Roberts 6/18/2012 11:02:11 PM
    It'd be nice to see something new under the Xbox brand... Windows is a great brand but has a certain stigma to it. Xbox is an incredibly successful consumer brand, and a tablet attached to the Xbox brand would be great news.
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:02:13 PM
    There is a distinct lack of dubstep in this room
  • Kent German 6/18/2012 11:02:15 PM
    Since the event is in LA will we see any celebrities?
  • Samuel Herrera 6/18/2012 11:02:25 PM
    Are those macs I see in the picture below? Who invited those guys?
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:03:02 PM
    @Kent none so far. at least, none that I recognize
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:03:37 PM
    @Samuel I think at 70% of the journalist here are using Macs
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:03:49 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:04:18 PM
    That's a chair with a table in case you can't make it out.
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:04:21 PM
    lots of tablet-like geometric shapes on looping on the video wall
  • jdecho 6/18/2012 11:05:06 PM
    Could we see a pic of the time card?
  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 11:06:00 PM
    Folks, we appreciate all your comments. But there are waaaay more of them than we can possibly post. Like, by a factor of several hundred or more. It's nothing personal if we don't get to yours.
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:06:07 PM
    Could be either. I think I'm just hoping for a supercool tablet at this point
  • citriusjohn 6/18/2012 11:06:56 PM
    Those are Surface colors. Surface is a MS hardware platform that is tightly controlled as well. They are tightly partnered with Samsung for the current Surface hardware. A Surface Tablet by Samsung seems like the answer to the big question.
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:07:12 PM
    People are still filing in at a trickle, at this point
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:07:24 PM
    ok, a voice is booming overhead
  • Guy From Appleton 6/18/2012 11:07:46 PM
    I can't help but think that the tech media will be hypercritical about anything that attempts to be an iPad-killer. Because that's what's happened with all other iPad-killers. Apple, undoubtedly, has set a very high bar, but I just can't believe that NOTHING can compare favorably to the iPad. Yet, that's pretty much what I read.
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:07:49 PM
    And back to music...even louder now
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:08:55 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:09:04 PM
    Someone just started clapping along to the music. I shot them a look...they stopped
  • Chad Harzke 6/18/2012 11:09:49 PM
    Who's betting on a system crash?? LOL
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:09:57 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:10:46 PM
    If it matches the '"xbox surface" specs (4 USB ports), that's going to be one girthy tablet
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:11:31 PM
    If it actually plays Xbox games though, i won't complain...much
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:11:40 PM
    OK, Ballmer up
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:11:44 PM
    On stage
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:12:18 PM
    Talking about cloud computing and embracing mobility
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:12:26 PM

    Yes, that is in fact Steve Ballmer

  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:12:37 PM
    "Windows is the heart and soul of Microsoft"
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:13:04 PM
    Lots of Windows talk
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:13:12 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:13:15 PM
    How ubiquitous it is
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:13:34 PM
    Now moving to Windows *
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:13:39 PM
    Windows 8
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:14:31 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:14:36 PM
    People want to use Windows without compromise
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:15:04 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:15:22 PM
    Today we want to add another piece to the Windows 8
    story
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:15:45 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:16:05 PM
    Hardware and software pushes each other forward
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:16:08 PM
    Ballmer: Number one product in 1980 was a hardware product
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:16:18 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:16:29 PM
    Video starting up: a look at the hardware and software that's powered Microsoft
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:16:49 PM
    Lots of old footage mixed with new
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:16:56 PM
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