Samsung has teamed up with Microsoft to design a tablet that will run on Windows 8, reports suggest.
The new tablet, which will be one of the first to be powered by the Windows 8 operating system, will apparently be unveiled at Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference, which kicks off in California on 13 September.
A joint venture could signal Microsoft’s move into the tablet market and its plans to promote the tablet compatibility of its new OS.
The software giant first took the wraps off its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system in November last year. The next generation OS is expected to be released in early 2012.
Samsung is currently involved in a bitter patent battle with Apple after the Californian company accused it of copying the design and functionality of its iPad and iPhone products in their Galaxy tablet and smartphone range in April this year.
A ruling on the case is expected in the Dusseldorf Regional Court in Germany on Friday 9 September, which could see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 being banned from sale across all EU countries. Apple currently has a temporary injunction banning sales of the Tab 10.1 in Germany. A temporary ban across the whole of the EU was lifted on appeal by Samsung.