Barnes & Noble not to be part of today’s Microsoft event

Well we can cross one idea off the blackboard for what tonight’s mysterious event may be – Business Insider is reporting that Barnes & Noble, despite speculation, will not be part of tonight’s mysterious Microsoft event.

Now if I were a betting man, which I’m not, I’d say that the announcement has more to do with an in-house Windows 8 or Windows RT (or one of each?) tablet(s?) made by Microsoft itself. We’ve seen continued rumors to support Microsoft’s strong desire to create their own tablet hardware to better compete with the Apple iPad and the Kindle Fire, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to make that happen.

Via: TheNextWeb
Source: Business Insider