At Microsoft's press event this afternoon in Los Angeles, the company laid rumors to rest as they unveiled their new tablet, "Surface."
Microsoft is calling the tablet a "companion hardware innovation" for Windows 8, an OS designed specifically to work on mobile devices.
A teaser video released for Surface shows a number of fairly desirable features, like a built-in kickstand, paper thin (figuratively) keyboard, and multitouch trackpad. Not particularly necessary but definitely convenient, and convenience is what tablets are all about, right?
As for the device's gaming capabilities, those are currently unknown. However, as the device runs on Windows 8, we're assuming almost any game built for the OS should be compatible with Surface. You can bet they'll find a way to integrate Smart Glass functionality too.