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Microsoft set to make major announcement Monday involving tablet

An entrance to Building 99 on the Microsoft Redmond Campus in Redmond, Wash. is seen in this Dec. 31, 2010 photo. (Photo courtesy of Microsoft Corp.)

June 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Microsoft says it has a major announcement for Monday afternoon, and the word on the street is that it involves a tablet.

There's speculation that the software giant will unveil a tablet computer to counter Apple's hot-selling iPad and to boost the new Windows 8 operating system.

The company is being very secretive and won't even reveal the location of the announcement until Monday morning. All we know is that this major announcement is being made somewhere in Los Angeles.