It appears that the partnership between AT&T and Microsoft will stretch beyond the release of Windows Phones, and that it will include Windows 8 tablet PCs as well.At least one such device is planned to arrive in the United States via this wireless carrier. LTE capabilities are also expected to be included into the mix.
Not to mention that the device will be powered by a Qualcomm SoC, and that AT&T plans on offering details on it just before CES 2012 kicks off next week.
AT&T plans an event to talk about the tablet PC during its 2012 developer summit: A Metro Style Hemi - Windows 8 tablets super charged with 4G LTE.
The session will be focused on discussing what the LTE technology has to offer to users, as well as on what Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip can offer in this regard.
Windows 8 will also be present at the event, and we can assume that AT&T will announce plans on the possible release of a tablet PC powered by Microsoft's new OS.
Here's what the event's description reads:
Attend this session and see how to transform the higher speed and lower latency of LTE into an amazing user experience.
First, learn from Qualcomm about the power of their Snapdragon chip, and how developers can tap into the Snapdragon Developer Program to create rich Windows 8 apps that help deliver differentiated consumer experiences that capitalize on LTE's potential.
Then see how the intuitive elegance of Windows 8's Metro-style application design has been layered over this horsepower. Finally, hear how standalone applications can be transformed on this powerful platform, converting independent programs into streamlined, integrated live tiles.
Opportunities abound in this session for developers of connected apps; discover how AT&T and Microsoft are working to make developing connected applications easier.
If AT&T and Qualcomm do showcase a Windows 8 tablet at the event, we could see more such devices being detailed during the Consumer Electronics Show that will open its gates in a few days in Las Vegas.