Steve Ballmer to Speak During WWDC Keynote?

Steve Ballmer, the sweaty chief executive for Microsoft, may surprise us by playing a part in Apple’s keynote presentation at this year’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

This, of course, is still all a rumor. But Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with Global Equities Research, insists that seven minutes of the June 7 keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been blocked off for rival Microsoft’s presentation on Visual Studio 2010.

Chowdhry has reportedly stated that he believes Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer could give the presentation. And given his love for developers, it could be quite possible that we will see him crossing the stage sweat-stains and all. Who is going to show up next?

Visual Studio 2010 is the company’s suite of developing tools, which has its own set of rumors surrounding it. Chowdhry says the new version of Visual Studio will allow developers to write native applications for the iPhone, iPad and Mac OS.

*UPDATE*

After taking the tech-blog word by storm alas Mr. Ballmer will not be making an appearance at Apple’s WWDC after all. This comes right from the source via Microsoft’s Official Twitter Page in order to kill speculation and any hopes of seeing Ballmer and Jobs play fisticuffs on stage.

Microsoft’s Official Twitter Account tweeted this this afternoon:

Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple Dev Conf. Nor appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Nor riding in the Belmont. Just FYI.

Although, this does not mean anyone else from Microsoft wont be showing up, but I guess we wont know until the actual event happens. Oh well.

Source: Barrons, AppleInsider

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