Microsoft's planning to unwrap its slate strategy next Monday at a press event in New York City. According to sources familiar with the company's plans, Microsoft will hint at its future Slate plans at the event on October 11. The event's main focus is Windows Phone 7 but that Microsoft officials will speak briefly about the company's future Slate plans.
Microsoft has been criticized for its slow response to Apple's iPad device. Steve Ballmer previously said Windows 7 based Slates would be available "as soon as they're ready." Microsoft's keen on having an answer to Apple's iPad as soon as possible.