Hours away from Microsoft's "major announcement" and we're still none the wiser. That hasn't stopped speculation mounting however, with rumours of a tablet device continuing to rear its head.
Yet perhaps we should lower our expectations, with an eBook reader seemingly proving more likely rather than a Windows 8 tablet, with Microsoft said to have teamed up with Barnes & Noble for the big unveil.
Microsoft invested $300 million into Barnes & Noble in April of this year in a partnership it dubbed "Newco". So far that's been it, but sources are saying that the Los Angeles event, scheduled for 3.30pm (Pacific time) could be their first joint venture.
Barnes & Noble is one of the world's biggest book retailers and has produced eReaders in the past. A collaboration between Microsoft and them would suggest an eReader type device is more likely than all out tablet, though it could have one stand-out card up its sleeve.
According to one source, it could be the first non-Xbox device to have the ability to stream Xbox Live. Until 11.30pm tonight then.
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