Microsoft has a mysterious and somewhat secretive event planned for Monday
, and tonight rumors about just what the company will be announcing are starting to fly. They began with The Wrap
reporting that it heard the company would be announcing a Microsoft-manufactured tablet, All Things D
followed with its own sources saying Microsoft wanted to take on the iPad directly, and finally we have analysis from Mary Jo Foley
pointing in a slightly different — but still intriguing — direction. She suggests that Microsoft may aim not for Apple, but Amazon. There's quite a lot of smoke here, but is there fire? More to the point, is there a competitor not to the iPad, but to the Kindle Fire?