The new tablet will run on Windows RT, the software giant's tablet version of Windows 8.
Windows RT runs on ARM processors, so the tablet may be the first with Windows to run on an ARM processor.
AllThingsD says the decision was made after "Microsoft concluded that it needs its own tablet, with the company designing both the hardware and software in an effort to better compete against Apple's strengths."
Microsoft will also be manufacturing the device itself, cutting out third-party manufacturers.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Jun 2012 13:43