Mystery solved!! Microsoft unveiled a tablet to compete with Apple called "The Surface."
Microsoft, the khaki pants of tech has had geeks the world over foaming at the retainer after issuing a very exclusive invitation to Hollywood's milk studios for a super-secret product announcement.
The mysterious event could be the first step in the company's attempt to transform itself from geek to chic.
The big question remains – will Monday's unveiling finally be enough to kill the iPad?
That brings us to tonight's number: 3 million.
That's how many iPads Apple sold in the first three days after its launch, which was only in 2010.
Rivals have released dozens of alternatives in an attempt to catch Apple, but none have come close to that number.
Microsoft has been chasing the tablet dream for 12 years now –
Will it finally deliver?
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Microsoft unveils Surface tablet to rival iPad
Upending one of the world's most successful business strategies over the past three decades, Microsoft has developed a Windows tablet computer of its own design.
The company on Monday unveiled the Surface, a PC tablet that runs a yet-to-be released version of its Windows operating system called Windows 8. The device is the first commercial PC that Microsoft has directly designed and sold.
The tablet features many of the now-standard tablet specs, including a 10.6 inch high-definition touchscreen and front and rear facing cameras, which all fit into a 9.3 millimeter, 1.5-pound frame.