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Microsoft to unveil preview of Windows 8 for tablets?

Microsoft will offer a preview of the software giant’s Windows OS for tablet computers this week, according to a Bloomberg report.

Citing three unnamed individuals with "knowledge of the company’s plans," Bloomberg said the company will use the Computex show in Taipei and the All Things D conference in Los Angeles.

The next-generation Windows, presumably Windows 8, will be shown off running on Nvidia hardware – likely the quad-core Tegra codenamed Kal-El.

However the operating system will still not arrive until next year, Bloomberg sources indicated, which will leave the field open for the expected deluge of Android-powered tablets.

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