Time to figure out all the possible things that could happen at Monday's mysterious Microsoft event. Microsoft has confirmed very few facts. But if we put on our sleuthing hats we can make some educated guesses of what to expect. Here we go.
Who: Microsoft. Duh.
Where: The event will take place in Los Angeles on Monday, June 18th, Microsoft confirmed to AllThingsD's Ina Fried. The Verge got invited, too, noting that Microsoft has another event later that week in the more logical San Francisco.
When: "You are invited to an exclusive Microsoft media event in Los Angeles, California on Monday, June 18th. Doors open at 3:30 PM," reads the invite via ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.
What: Microsoft will not confirm a thing.
Why: It will announce something "major."
Who: Still Microsoft.
Where: This Los Angeles venue is kind of a weird place for a product reveal, right? We're used to seeing stuff happen in the usual tech hubs, San Francisco and New York. However, it might have something to do with the type of device we will see. Los Angeles is the entertainment capital, so Foley suggests we might see a tablet geared to watching movies and TV shows and other Hollywood exports. "If such a 'reader' were more akin to the Kindle Fire than to an iPad, a Los Angeles launch might make sense," she writes. "A Kindle Fire is an entertainment/consumption device. It is great for movie watching and music listening (hello, LA!) It also lets you read books (hello, Barnes & Noble)."