Microsoft plans to announce a version of Windows next month that will power tablet computers and other handhelds and run on power-friendly chips designed by ARM. That's according to a Bloomberg News report citing two people familiar with Microsoft's plans. The announcement will come at the Consumer Electronics Show in January in Las Vegas.
Bloomberg's sources asked not to be identified because Microsoft's plans are confidential. USA TODAY could not independently confirm the Bloomberg report.
After pushing tablets for years with barely any success, Microsoft opened the way for Apple to redefine the market for tablet computers with the iPad. And Microsoft faces competition in the tablet arena from models that are based on Google's Android operating system, among others.