We’ve previously heard rumors about Microsoft looking into a version of Windows 7 for tablets, possibly basing the interface on Windows Media Center or the Metro interface seen on Windows Phone 7. These rumors surface again today from a couple of analysts. They state the tablet edition will have an interface based on said styles, running on top of Windows 7 ‘piping’.
The analyst goes on to state that Microsoft will implement hardware requirements for tablet manufacturers (eg. capacitive touch with 4+ contact points, accelerometer) so apps run as intended on all Windows 7 ‘Tablet Edition’ devices, and lastly they will push Windows Marketplace as their app store.
Source: Motley Fool