Microsoft's Mysterious Monday Meeting
Microsoft is holding a press event in Los Angeles on Monday, June 18th. That much we do know.
What we don't know is why Microsoft is holding an event on Monday.
The invitation distributed by Waggener Edstrom, Microsoft's PR agency, reads,
We can say with confidence and confirmation that this isn't a Windows Phone event. That press event will be held two days later in San Francisco (which we'll be in attendance at). But what could it be?
Xbox related? Maybe more information about Xbox Music? Maybe something SmartGlass or Windows Tablet related? Could we see a few Windows tablets revealed? Maybe Microsoft has changed it's mind and is going to buy Nokia after all? Okay... that one might be too much of a stretch.
At this point, your guess is as good as ours. Should we hear anything definitive we'll pass it on. The nice thing about this mystery is that we don't have long to wait for the event.
Source: ZDnet (opens in new tab)
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It's gotta be entertainment related.
Ok ok maybe that's a log shot.
They could even do bundle deals where you subscribe to Hulu Plus, Xbox Live, Xbox Music, and Skype Premium.
Hulu is a very strong response to YouTube. Google is struggling to legitimize YouTube into something like Hulu, but Hulu is already there and gets tons of traffic to it's site for video.
Microsoft can bundle Xbox Music and Hulu Plus with Xbox Live or Skype service. Anything that substantially increases Microsoft's strength as a platform agnostic service provider is a good move in my opinion. Given the importance of Xbox to Microsoft now, Hulu Plus is a very complimentary service to own.
my guess a partnership with a company
if this is a big announcement then we have two big products for microsoft windows with all it services and xbox E3 gone then its windows and if its windows related then windows phone and xbox going to get a piece of the cake
1) NOOK tablet to compete with Kindle.
2) Hulu or Netflix buyout
3) Microsoft branded Tablet announcement
4) Steam buyout
5) RIM / Nokia buyout. (probably not Nokia yet because they do have a 5 year deal that can wait)
*** BONUS GUESS: They are buying OLYMPUS since they are really in the gutter. OLYMPUS and NOKIA can combine their IP and engineering quality to create something spectacular for Windows.
My money's on here: http://nokiatheatrelalive.com/ :D
Lets hope its something along those lines because i really loved ZUNE (Even though it failed) and I would love to get my hands on a Microsoft built Windows 8 tablet/PC