Microsoft has unveiled its long-awaited Windows operating system, wireless communication firms will be among those interested to learn.
Designed to run on tablet computers, as well as desktop and laptop PCs, Windows 8 is due to be released in 2012.
It will, Microsoft has confirmed, work on the popular ARM-designed low power processors.
Speaking at the unveiling of the new device in California, Windows division president Steven Sinofsky remarked: "We re-imagined Windows. From the chipset to the user experience."
In other industry news, James Holland, editor at electricpig.co.uk, a gadget news website that aims to deliver the latest on technology, observed recently that the iPhone 5 will influence "every other manufacturer for at least the next 12 months".
He also said that Microsoft and Nokia are edging closer to pushing Windows Phone 7 into the mainstream.
"The first Nokia devices to run Microsoft's software have been promised soon and could be the stiffest competition to the iPhone and Android yet," Mr Holland commented.
Posted by Andre Dixon