CES: Is anyone out there not making a tablet?

If so, please sign in to be formally recognized by the chair.  Gee whiz, now we find out that Uncle Fester is gonna do a CES rap tonight, and tell us that Microsoft and HP are going to double-date and create a tablet.  Here’s some spy photo or something of the alleged vaporware, from September. September!  Did we know about this?  Was there an email?  Did Mosspuppet rant about this?  There was a story about Google and HTC working on a their tablet.  Got that.  But this? Sorry, first we’ve heard of it.  So it cannot exist.  Here’s the key quote from the NY Times:

It remains tough to tell where Microsoft’s work ends and H.P.’s begins on this type of product. But all eyes will be on Mr. Ballmer this week to see if Microsoft and H.P. can out-Apple Apple before Apple Apples.

Huh? What’s that last sentence again?  Update: Here’s some new info from Kara in Vegas.